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Faxfleet Templars Preceptory

Hob Uid: 61229
Location :
East Riding of Yorkshire
Blacktoft
Grid Ref : SE8602724816
Summary : Earthworks of deep hollow ways enclosing small fields occur at the reputed site of an establishment of Knights Templars which existed at Faxfleet in the 12th century. The preceptory of Faxfleet was one of the most important in the country, and when suppressed between AD 1308-12 its value was 290 pounds. Foundation date not known, but extant by 1220.
More information : [Centred: SE 8604 2474] Broad rectangular embankments, mounds and ditches traditionally reputed to be part of an establishment of Knights Templars which existed at Faxfleet in the 12th Century. No sign of stonework. (1)

The preceptory of Faxfleet was one of the most important in the country, and when suppressed between AD 1308-12 its value was 290 pounds. Foundation date not known. (2)

[Cent. at:SE 86022485 is a series of small fields subdivided by former roads which are now visible as deep hollow ways; no other indications of former occupation could be found.

The "rectangular embankments" of authority 1. are pronounced plough headlands, this authority was, presumably, in possesion of air cover which was not available at the time of Field investigation. Surveyed at 1/2500. (3)

R.A.F. A.Ps. 1948 add nothing to existing survey. (4)

Additional reference. (5)

The earthworks visible on air photographs, centred at SE 8602 2483, are probably hollow ways enclosing small fields, as described by authority 3. The association of these earthworks with a Templars preceptory is uncertain. The ridge and furrow is recorded in SE 82 SE ??. (6)

The manor was taken into the King's hands, and subsequently passed to Ralph de Neville. (7)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : Basil Reader 1951 (K A MacMahon Corr 6")
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Source : Medieval religious houses in England and Wales
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Source Number : 2a
Source : The Victoria history of the county of York: volume three
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Source Number : 3
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 FDC 21-MAR-62
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Source Number : 4
Source : Oral information, correspondence (not archived) or staff comments
Source details : R2 TPW 25-FEB-70
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Source Number : 5
Source : A survey of archaeological sites in Humberside carried out for the Humberside Joint Archaeological Committee
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Source Number : 6
Source : Vertical aerial photograph reference number
Source details : NMR MAL/7607 23 25-FEB-1976
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Source Number : 7
Source : The history of the King's Works, volume 2 : the Middle Ages
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Suppressed by 1312
Monument End Date : 1312
Monument Start Date : 1220
Monument Type : Field System, Hollow Way, Templars Preceptory
Evidence : Earthwork, Documentary Evidence
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Extant 1312-1399
Monument End Date : 1399
Monument Start Date : 1312
Monument Type : Manor House
Evidence : Documentary Evidence

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : SE 82 SE 9
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 61232
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 61233
Relationship type : General association
Associated Monuments : 1258191
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON SE 82 SE 9
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1962-03-21
End Date : 1962-03-21
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: VALE OF YORK NMP
Activity type : AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION
Start Date : 1998-01-06
End Date : 2000-12-31