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Temple Farm

Hob Uid: 348725
Location :
Lincolnshire
South Kesteven
Aslackby and Laughton
Grid Ref : TF0864030330
Summary : The Preceptory of Knights Templars at Aslackby was founded early in the reign of Henry II, for in 1164 the church of Aslackby with its chapel was presented to the Templars by Hubert de Rye. After the order was suppressed in 1308-12 the property passed to Temple Bruer. The round church still stood during the 18th century, and "Temple" farmhouse was built out of the ruins. The embattled square gatehouse tower at the south end was taken down as dangerous in 1891. The only remains are a few pieces of ornamental stonework built into the modernized 18th century farmhouse. There are no standing remains of this preceptory. The ornamental stones in the farmhouse are corbel heads built into the south gable. An examination of all available air photography revealed no evidence of earthworks associated with the preceptory of Knights Templars.
More information : [TF 08643033] Temple Farm on site of Preceptory of
Knights Templars [G.T.] (1)

The Preceptory of Knights Templars at Aslackby was founded early
in the reign of Henry II, for in 1164 the church of Aslackby
with its chapel was presented to the Templars by Hubert de Rye.
After the order was suppressed in 1308-12 the property passed
to Temple Bruer.

The round church still stood during the 18th century, and
"Temple" farmhouse was built out of the ruins. The embattled
square gatehouse tower at the south end, described in 1861 as
with "... machicolated parapet terminating in battlements pierced
with cross-bow slits ..." was taken down as dangerous in 1891.

The only remains are a few pieces of ornamental stonework built
into the modernized 18th century farmhouse. (2-8)

There are no standing remains of this preceptory. The ornamental
stones are corbel heads built into the south gable of the
farmhouse.

The flat headpiece of a Decorated window is used as a garden
seat.

No earthworks remain. (9)

An examination of all available air photography revealed no evidence
of earthworks associated with the preceptory of Knights Templars
referred to by the authorities above. (10)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1956
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Source Number : 2
Source : The Victoria history of the county of Lincoln, volume two
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Page(s) : 211-2
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Source Number : 3
Source : Medieval religious houses : England and Wales
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Page(s) : 235
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Source Number : 4
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Little Guide Lincs. 2nd. Edn. 1924 48-9 (J.C. Cox)
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Source Number : 5
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : History of Linc. 3, 1816, 123 (W. Marrat)
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Source Number : 6
Source : Associated Architectural Societies' reports and papers [Lincoln, York, Northampton, Bedford, Worcester, Leicester and Sheffield ]
Source details :
Page(s) : XV-XVI
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Vol(s) : 6, 1861-2
Source Number : 7
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : MHLG. 2736/11/A Feb. 1961 1.
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Source Number : 8
Source : The Buildings of England
Source details : Lincolnshire, 1965, 441
Page(s) : 441
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Source Number : 9
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 BHS 11-MAY-65
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Source Number : 10
Source : VIRTUAL CATALOGUE ENTRY TO SUPPORT NAR MIGRATION
Source details : Helen Winton/27-FEB-1996/RCHME: Lincolnshire NMP
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Reign of Henry II to 1312
Monument End Date : 1312
Monument Start Date : 1154
Monument Type : Templars Preceptory
Evidence : Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Extant
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1312
Monument Type : Hospitallers Camera
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : TF 03 SE 7
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Related Warden Records :
Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON TF 03 SE 7
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1965-05-11
End Date : 1965-05-11
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: LINCOLNSHIRE NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 1992-07-01
End Date : 1997-03-01