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Copmantorpe Templars Preceptory

Hob Uid: 56376
Location :
York
Acaster Malbis, Bishopthorpe, Copmanthorpe
Grid Ref : SE5787046201
Summary : Preceptory of Knights Templars, founded AD 1258, last reference to a prior being in 1292. Traces of enclosures, boundary ditches and possible ponds were seen as soilmarks on air photographs.
More information : Temple Garth [SE 579 462] Site of Preceptory of the Knights Templars [G.T.] (Founded A.D.1258). (1)

A small house of the Knights Templars, founded 1258. A preceptor is recorded in 1292 but not in 1308. (2)

There are no traces of any former buildings. (3)

Temple Garth, Copmanthorpe mentioned as `capella vocata le Tempyll' in 1409 is "named from the Knights Templars who had here a residence and chapel, traces of which remain". (4)

(SE 57894629) Site of a Preceptory of the Knight's Templars (NR) (see illustration card). (5)

Traces of enclosures, boundary ditches and possible ponds were seen as soilmarks and cropmarks on air photographs. The remains are concentrated in one field. Running to the west of the main features is a long double ditched (in part triple ditched) feature which could be a contemporary boundary re-used as a field boundary or it could be a later feature but it is difficult to tell from available photography. The most obvious features are a group of three conjoined enclosures 22m by 22m centred at SE 5790 4626. These enclosures run just to the west of one of the possible ponds. (6)

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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1958
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Source : Medieval religious houses : England and Wales
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Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 RWE 15-MAY-63
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Source : The place-names of the West Riding of Yorkshire, part 4 : Barkston Ash, Skyrack and Ainsty Wapentakes
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Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1851
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Source Number : 6
Source : Oblique aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR SE 5746/1 (12217/13) 11-JAN-1992
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Extant
Monument End Date : 1312
Monument Start Date : 1258
Monument Type : Templars Preceptory, Enclosure, Boundary Ditch, Pond
Evidence : Documentary Evidence, Cropmark

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Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 54 NE 6
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 1206289
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 54 NE 6
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1963-05-15
End Date : 1963-05-15
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: VALE OF YORK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 1998-01-06
End Date : 2000-12-31