Monument record 0240503000 - DOORWAY AT OLD CHANTRY CHAPEL

Summary

Surviving twelfth century doorway to former hospital at the Old Chantry Chapel.

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Map

Type and Period (1)

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (12th Century - 1100 AD to 1199 AD)

Description

HOSPITAL PROBABLY BUILT IN LATE C12, FROM WHICH THE FINE NORMAN DOOR IN S WALL OF THE PRESENT BUILDING REMAINS (B9).
NB; 'HOSPITAL OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST' MENTIONED ONLY ONCE, IN HUNDRED ROLLS (1279); POSSIBLE THAT ST JOHN THE BAPTIST'S CHAPEL WAS THE HOSPITAL'S CHAPEL, BUT THIS IS CONJECTURE (B3).
Building recording carried out by Northamptonshire Archaeology in January 2009 suggests that the doorway is as originally intended and has not been rebuilt in this position. See report for detail (B11).

Sources (3)

  • <3>SBC15272 Bibliographic reference: VCH BUCKS 1 P392, 486.
  • <9>SBC8267 Unpublished document: W L Matthews. 1989. THE NATIONAL TRUST ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY: AYLESBURY, THE KING'S HEAD etc.
  • <11>SBC23549 Unpublished document: Northamptonshire Archaeology. 2009. Archaeological assesment of The Chantry Chapel, Buckingham and its documentary resource.. p12, figs 7-9.

Location

Grid reference SP 69568 34025 (point) (Exact)
Civil Parish BUCKINGHAM, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire

Finds (0)

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

Related Events/Activities (1)

  • Event - Survey: Site visit (EBC1357)

Record last edited

Nov 20 2012 3:27PM

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