Monument record M18284 - Possible site of Church, Blyth


CHURCH? (Medieval)


Grid reference SK 62610 86830 (point)
Map sheet SK68NW
District Bassetlaw
Civil Parish Blyth, Bassetlaw


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

The village church … appears to me to have stood on the mound in the centre of the village, beside which is situate the present vicarage house. This site has long been consecrated ground, and is thick with interments, regarding which history is silent… On the transference of the parish church to the interior of the monastic church, it appears to me that the old church on the mound in the village was destroyed, and the present oriented building, known as the parish school, but possibly originally a chapel, was erected. (1)
There is a tumulus in the middle of the highway in Blyth, the road dividing at its base. It is a well defined mound of easy gradient, upon which a C14 building is placed. It is certainly an unrecorded cemetery, and evidence of very early interments have been found. (2)
See M4784 for school, M17239 for Priory church.

<1> Thoroton Society, 1901, TTS, p 47 (Published document). SNT328.

<2> VCH, 1906, Notts, p 314 (Published document). SNT1383.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Published document: Thoroton Society. 1901. TTS. 5. p 47.
  • <2> Published document: VCH. 1906. Notts. 1. p 314.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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