Monument record M17214 - Medieval chapel, Castle Hill, Thurgarton


CHAPEL? (Early Medieval to Medieval)


Grid reference SK 69329 48969 (point)
Map sheet SK64NE
District Newark
Civil Parish Thurgarton, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

The orientation of the buildings (L9338, L9339) and the presence of so many burials (M17213) show that we must consider these structures as religious buildings. The discovery of painted plaster and the excavation of many fragments of glazed roofing tile emphasise this point… The foundation of the Priory (M1775) dates from before 1140. It would seem likely, therefore, that the uppermost of these two buildings was part of the Priory. The most feasible explanation would appear to be that it was the mortuary chapel. (1)
See also L9340 and L9341 for furnaces, L9342 for "sheep pen", M1776 for deserted village, M17213 for Med cemetery.

<1> Thoroton Society, 1954, TTS, pp 13-14, 21-36 (Published document). SNT368.

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  • <1> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1954. TTS. 58. pp 13-14, 21-36.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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