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St Stephens Chapel

Hob Uid: 328710
Location :
Worcestershire
Redditch
Non Civil Parish
Grid Ref : SP0440068680
Summary : There was a chapel at Bordesley dedicated to St Stephen at least as early as 1245, when it was the gatehouse chapel of Bordesley Abbey. It was abandoned after the Dissolution and was demolished in 1805. The site of St Stephen's Chapel, the capella ad portam of the Abbey, is a small croft south of the gate having several yew trees and some old broken gravestones, mainly of 19th century date. A flat platform on the gently sloping valley side marks the site of the chapel.
More information : [SP 04406868] St. Stephen's Chapel [N.R.] (Site of). (1)

There was a chapel at Bordesley dedicated to St. Stephen at
least as early as 1245, when it was the gatehouse chapel of
Bordesley Abbey. It was abandoned after the Dissolution and was
demolished in 1805. (2-3)

The site of St Stephen's Chapel, the capella ad portam of the
Abbey, is a small croft south of the gate having several yew
trees and some old broken gravestones, mainly of 19th century
date. A flat platform on the gently sloping valley side marks
the site of the chapel. (4)

No remains of the chapel can be seen in what is now a small
pasture. (5)

St Stephen's Chapel. (6)


Sources :
Source Number : 1
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : OS 6" 1955.
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Source Number : 2
Source : The Victoria history of the county of Worcester: volume three
Source details :
Page(s) : 229
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Source Number : 3
Source : Birmingham and Midland Institute, Birmingham Archaeological Society transactions, excursions and reports
Source details : FTS Houghton
Page(s) : 103
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Vol(s) : 45, 1919
Source Number : 4
Source : British Archaeological Report (BAR) British series
Source details : P Rahtz & S Hirst
Page(s) : 28
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Vol(s) : 23, 1976
Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 DJC 01-AUG-76
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Source Number : 6
Source : Worcestershire archaeology and local history newsletter
Source details :
Page(s) : Nov-15
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Vol(s) : 33, 1984

Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Extant
Monument End Date : 1245
Monument Start Date : 1245
Monument Type : Gatehouse, Chapel
Evidence : Earthwork
Monument Period Name : Post Medieval
Display Date : demolished in 1805po
Monument End Date : 18054
Monument Start Date :
Monument Type : Chapel, Gatehouse
Evidence : Earthwork

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (County No.)
External Cross Reference Number : WT 261
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : SMR Number (Hereford & Worcestershire)
External Cross Reference Number : 10
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SP 06 NW 4
External Cross Reference Notes :

Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SP 06 NW 4
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1976-08-01
End Date : 1976-08-01