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CHER Number:01216a
Type of record:Monument
Name:Saint Mary's Church, Clopton (site of)

Summary - not yet available

Grid Reference:TL 301 487
Parish:Croydon, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire

Monument Type(s):

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHAPEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CEMETERY (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Events:

  • Excavation of Saint Mary's Church, Clopton DMV

Protected Status:

  • Scheduled Monument () 1006883: Deserted village of Clapton (site of) N of Croydon House

Full description

R1. St Mary's Church (site of) (NR).
R3. J. Alexander excavated mainly at the church site. The construction of the church terrace and the building of the church seem a late (C12) event in the history of the village. The cemetery shows that the village prospered for at last 200 years.
O2. The church site is identifiable at TL/3012/4876.


Wilson, S., 2010, Aerial photograph of Clopton deserted medieval settlement. (Aerial Photograph). SCB21831.


<R1> OS 25 inch map (Map). SCB8872.


<R2> 1960, OS 6 inch map (Map). SCB9012.


<R3> Hurst, D.G., 1965, Medieval Britain in 1964. II. Post-Conquest. Med Arch 9: 179-220, p. 170 (Article in serial). SCB15699.


<R4> Beresford, M. and Hurst, J.G., 1971, Deserted Medieval Villages, 151, 184 (Bibliographic reference). SCB1426.


<R5> Untitled Source (Aerial Photograph). SCB850.


<R6> Taylor, A., 1982-3, Churches Out of Use in Cambridgeshire. PCAS 72: 30-43 (Article in serial). SCB10284.


<R7> RCHM, 1968, An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the County of Cambridgeshire. Volume I. West Cambridgeshire, 76 - 79 (ill) (Bibliographic reference). SCB18049.

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Wilson, S.. 2010. Aerial photograph of Clopton deserted medieval settlement.. TL30144881.
<R1>Map: OS 25 inch map.
<R2>Map: 1960. OS 6 inch map.
<R3>Article in serial: Hurst, D.G.. 1965. Medieval Britain in 1964. II. Post-Conquest. Med Arch 9: 179-220. p. 170.
<R4>Bibliographic reference: Beresford, M. and Hurst, J.G.. 1971. Deserted Medieval Villages. 151, 184.
<R5>Aerial Photograph:
<R6>Article in serial: Taylor, A.. 1982-3. Churches Out of Use in Cambridgeshire. PCAS 72: 30-43.
<R7>Bibliographic reference: RCHM. 1968. An Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the County of Cambridgeshire. Volume I. West Cambridgeshire. 76 - 79 (ill).