Monument record M5574 - St Mary's Chapel, Scaftworth Hall


CHAPEL? (Medieval to Elizabethan)


Grid reference SK 66499 91699 (point)
Map sheet SK69SE
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Scaftworth, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

In Saxon times, we are told, a chantry was built in the grounds of what is now Scaftworth Hall. Just a few grass covered stones remain, but the foundations are clearly marked. Pulled down in 1600 to repair a bridge. (1)
The site has always been believed by my family to be that of the chapel, but there is no documentary confirmation of it. It also has the local name of Chapel Hill. I believe an earlier member of the family had it excavated, but, to my knowledge, nothing was found. (3)
Indicated at above grid ref by (3), it occupies a small tree covered eminence. There are no visible traces of any building foundations. One large, shaped stone, similar to the base of a buttress, appears in situ. (4)

<1> Doncaster Chronicle, 10/11/1932, Doncaster Chronicle (Published document). SNT142.

<2> Thoroton Society, 1942, TTS, p 72 (Published document). SNT359.

<3> Thornley-Taylor E, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT39.

<4> Emsley RW, 1960, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT669.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Published document: Doncaster Chronicle. 10/11/1932. Doncaster Chronicle.
  • <2> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1942. TTS. 46. p 72.
  • <3> Personal comment: Thornley-Taylor E. Pers Comm. Scaftworth Hall.
  • <4> Personal comment: Emsley RW. 1960. Pers Comm.

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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