GRANGE? (Medieval to Tudor); CHAPEL? (Medieval to Tudor)


Grid reference SK 73199 60399 (point)
Map sheet SK76SW
District Newark
Civil Parish Caunton, Newark


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

At Besthorpe there was an early loss, DMV and a grange of Rufford Abbey. (1)
The early village was depopulated in c C12 to make way for a Cistercian grange, with chapel. (2)
Most of the monastery of Ruffords lands here, passed to the earl of Shrewsbury at the dissolution by the name of the manor or grange of Beesthorpe…Contiguous to the manor house, was an ancient chapel, which having been some time in disuse, and verging to ruin, the late William Bristow esq; the beginning of this century (C18), destroyed to enlarge a bowling green. (3)
A Free Chapel at Beesthorpe was pulled down, being ruinous, in the early C18 to enlarge a bowling green. (4)
The bowling green of (3) and (4) can no longer be identified but perambulation, and the topographical situation, suggest SK 7296 6045 as being a logical site - this is now an inferior lawn. (5)
See M4214 for deserted village.

<1> Beresford M, 1954, The Lost Villages of England, p 378 (Published document). SNT475.

<2> NC, 29/09/1969, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT948.

<3> Throsby J, 1796, Thoroton's History of Notts Vol 3, p 140-2 (Published document). SNT1347.

<4> Thoroton Society, 1942, TTS, p 69 (Published document). SNT359.

<5> Colquhoun FD, 1974, Pers Comm (Personal comment). SNT582.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Published document: Beresford M. 1954. The Lost Villages of England. p 378.
  • <2> Personal comment: NC. 29/09/1969. Pers Comm.
  • <3> Published document: Throsby J. 1796. Thoroton's History of Notts Vol 3. p 140-2.
  • <4> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1942. TTS. 46. p 69.
  • <5> Personal comment: Colquhoun FD. 1974. Pers Comm.

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Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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