Monument record M1711 - Chapel of St Mary Magdalene, Gonalston Spital


CHAPEL (Medieval to Post Medieval)


Grid reference SK 68819 48080 (point)
Map sheet SK64NE
District Newark
Civil Parish Gonalston, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

"Chappel formerly" (? - on edge of map) shown on west side of road at Gonalston Spital. (1)
Here is a spital or chapel, an ill looking place, … without glass in the windows. (2)
A chantry was founded in the chapel of the Spital by Joanna, daughter of John de Heriz, in 1326. As long as the Spital Church was standing, each rector of Gonalston had to be inducted into it, as well as the parish church. Finally, about 1820, the then rector pulled it down, and made some of the stones into a sham ruin near his own entrance gate (later removed). The present occupier of the cottage at the Spital can recollect a low piece of walling, 9 or 10 yards long, visible above ground in the garden there. (3)
See M1768 for Gonalston Spital, M2001 for well.

<1> Surveyor unknown, 1731, Thurgarton, Trinity College estate (Map). SNT1783.

<2> Throsby J, 1796, Thoroton's History of Notts Vol 3, p 53 (Published document). SNT1347.

<3> Thoroton Society, 1903, TTS, p 31 (Published document). SNT330.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: Surveyor unknown. 1731. Thurgarton, Trinity College estate.
  • <2> Published document: Throsby J. 1796. Thoroton's History of Notts Vol 3. p 53.
  • <3> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1903. TTS. 7. p 31.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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