Monument record M3999 - Pleasley Chapel, Moorhaigh Farm, Mansfield


CHAPEL? (Medieval)


Grid reference SK 50120 63280 (point)
Map sheet SK56SW
District Mansfield
Locality Moorhaigh
Civil Parish Mansfield, Mansfield


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

The original portion of (chapel) wall as shown exists no longer. It has been knocked down by cattle and all that is visible on the ground at the present time is a low mound. (2)
Grass covered foundations only survive, forming the N wall with parts of the E and W ends. (3)
The chapel site was excavated during 1974. The building which was orientated E-W, consisted of a nave 9m x 6m and a rectangular E chancel 6.5m x 5m, with walls almost 1m thick and a roof of thin limestone slabs. The building technique did not match the quality of the stone blocks, suggesting an earlier building being the source for materials. Two base sherds of late C13 or early C14 were found in the walls. From the C18, the chapel became a source for building materials. (4)
NB no documentary references to a chapel have been found.
See L8566 - Ro finds, L8567 - BA pottery, L8568 - cropmarks.
See M4000 for barn, M8943 for well house.

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

(4) Library, (5) doc 213

Data Held: Aerial Photograph (Aerial photograph). SNT2645.

1 BW print, JAP 1175/15, SMR

<1> OS, 1914-38, 6in 1914-38 (Map). SNT1061.

<2> Unknown, 12/10/1955, LS Reviser (Personal comment). SNT890.

<3> Seaman BH, 1974, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT1252.

<4> March D, 1975, Pleasley Chapel Site Excavations Report (Monograph). SNT25.

<5> March D, 1976, Moorhaigh Farm: A report on excavation of a mediaeval cistern (Monograph). SNT26.

Other Refs: doc 213

<6> EMAB eds, 1978, East Midlands Archaeological Bulletin, pp 4-5 (Published document). SNT163.

Sources/Archives (8)

  • --- Aerial photograph: Data Held: Aerial Photograph.
  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • <1> Map: OS. 1914-38. 6in 1914-38.
  • <2> Personal comment: Unknown. 12/10/1955. LS Reviser.
  • <3> Personal comment: Seaman BH. 1974. Pers Comm.
  • <4> Monograph: March D. 1975. Pleasley Chapel Site Excavations Report. SAS.
  • <5> Monograph: March D. 1976. Moorhaigh Farm: A report on excavation of a mediaeval cistern. SAS.
  • <6> Published document: EMAB eds. 1978. East Midlands Archaeological Bulletin. 12. pp 4-5.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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