Monument record MNT27188 - Medieval Chapel-of-Ease (Demolished)


Location of demolished medieval chapel-of-ease.


Grid reference SK 68482 36798 (point)
Map sheet SK63NE
District Rushcliffe
Civil Parish Cropwell Butler, Rushcliffe


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Medieval fFeld Chapel of St Nicholas Early records show it as the Chapelle of Crophille. The churchyard was shown on the Enclosure Map of 1788 although there were no burials. It probably did not have a font so there were no baptisms either, making it a chapel-of-ease. It was probably built by Roger Pictavenis who later gave it and other churches to St Martin’s Monastery at Sais in France. It probably fell into disuse in the mid-16th century. Thoroton makes no mention of it. By 1832 no traces remained but some of the stones in old village walls may be from it. (1)
Cropwell Butler is listed in Domesday but without mention of any church. Roger the Poitevin (d. circa 1140) granted the church of ‘Crophill’, along with several other churches, to the monastery of St Martin at Sais in France. (1)
During the reign of Henry II this grant appears to have been superseded when the ‘chapel’ of Cropwell Butler was given to the priory of Austin canons at Thurgarton by Matthew de Vilers alongside the neighbouring church of Tythby.
The dry summer of 2018 revealed the foundations of the church. (1)

<1> Southwell & Nottingham Church History Project, 1998, Southwell & Nottingham Church History Project (Website). SNT5063.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Website: Southwell & Nottingham Church History Project. 1998. Southwell & Nottingham Church History Project.

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Record last edited

Jun 24 2019 9:32AM

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