FINDSPOT (Medieval)


Grid reference SK 70179 53799 (point)
Map sheet SK75SW
District Newark
Civil Parish Southwell, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

In 1780 the sexton, in digging a grave in the Minster churchyard, found a large gold ring. It is of pure gold weighing "9 pennyweights and 6 grains", the outside is plain but the inside carries an inscription in characters very distinct, deep and "not inelegantly cut". "The general opinion seemed to be, that it belonged to one of the Knight's Hospitallers of Winekburne" buried at Southwell. (1)
See M3148 for Minster.

<1> Dickinson W, 1801, Antiquities historical, architectural, chorological, and itinerary, in Notts, p 287 (Published document). SNT612.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Published document: Dickinson W. 1801. Antiquities historical, architectural, chorological, and itinerary, in Notts. 1. p 287.

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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