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HER Number (PRN):01592
Name:Site of Chapel of St John the Baptist, Albright Hussey
Type of Record:Monument
Protected Status:None recorded

Monument Type(s):

  • CHAPEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1540 AD)


The site of a medieval chapel associated with the Albright Hussey moated site, which has largely been cleared and can be seen now only as a slight rise in the ground.

Parish:Pimhill, Shrewsbury and Atcham, Shropshire
Map Sheet:SJ51NW
Grid Reference:SJ 5025 1755

Related records

02601Related to: Albright Hussey moated site, apx 10m S of Albright Hussey, A528 (east side) (Monument)
13196Related to: Albright Hussey, Battlefield (A528) (Building)
04508Related to: Possible deserted medieval settlement at Albright Hussey (Monument)

Associated Finds: None recorded

Associated Events

  • ESA2140 - 1964 field observation by the Ordnance Survey
  • ESA5802 - 2001 site visit by English Heritage MPP Fieldworker
  • ESA2622 - 1989 building analysis and trial excavation at Albright Hussey by CHAU
  • ESA7223 - 1989 Trial trench at Albright Hussey by City of Hereford Archaeology Unit
  • ESA8920 - 2002 Trial trenching at Albright Hussey by Two Men in a Trench/Glasgow University


The chapel at Albright Hussey was dedicated to St John the Baptist, and had the right of burial. In 1410 it was annexed to the newly founded church at Battlefield and seems to have fallen into disuse. Only a corner of its masonry remains <1a>
(1964) The remains consist of a turf covered mound of debris and part of the east wall. It is built of sandstone with traces of brick, and is 0.6m high. Other sandstone blocks are scattered around the site. OS FI 1964. (In 1969) Remains no longer extant. OS FI 1969 <1><1a>

The ground where the chapel stood has already been levelled, cleared and the remaining stones completely removed. <3>

To the south east of the house [PRN 13196] is the site of the medieval chapel of St John the Baptist, marked by grass covered mounds. <5>

Adjacent to the moated site, to the east, is the site of a medieval chapel, now visible as a slight rise in the field. Poor state of preservation. <6>

As part of TV programme "Two Men in a Trench", and investigations at Shrewsbury Battlefield in 2002, trial trenching was undertaken in the vicinity of Albright Hussey, principally to locate the site of Albright Hussey Chapel. ->

-> Investigations in one trench recorded the right-angled corner of a building which was interpreted as the chapel. Rough cobbles ran right up against the remains of the chapel walls, suggesting that the foundations had been incorporated into the farmyard. <7>
The account of these investigations in <7> provides no plan of the area investigated, and little detail of the remains encountered is reported on. <7a>


[00]SSA20722 - Card index: Shropshire County Council SMR. Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards. SMR record cards. SMR Card for PRN SA 01592.
[01a]SSA31554 - Site visit report: Ordnance Survey Field Investigator. Various. NRHE: Ordnance Survey Field Investigators Comments. F1 JHW 07-MAY-74.
[01]SSA5850 - Card index: Ordnance Survey. 1969. Ordnance Survey Record Card SJ51NW3. Ordnance Survey record cards. SJ51NW3.
[02]SSA4429 - Volume: Anon. 1913. Transactions of the Shropshire Archaeological Society. Transactions Shropshire Archaeol Hist Soc. Ser 4, Vol III (=Vol 26). Pt 2, pxii.
[03]SSA5849 - Correspondence: Anon. 1969. Correspondence, 03/06/1969.
[04]SSA573 - Index: Birmingham University. Print out.
[05]SSA5848 - Watching brief report: Morriss Richard K & Shoesmith Ron. 1990. Albright Hussey. Hereford Archaeology Series. 64.
[06]SSA21999 - Alternative Action Report: Reid Malcolm L. 2001-Mar-19. MPP Non-Scheduling Alternative Action Report [19/03/2001].
[07a]SSA26784 - HER comment: Carey Giles. 2014 onwards. Comments by Giles Carey, HER compiler in HER database. 23/04/2019.
[07]SSA30764 - Monograph: Pollard T and Oliver N. 2002. Two Men in a Trench: battlefield archaeology - the key to unlocking the past. pp.64-66.
Date Last Edited:Mar 15 2021 4:47PM