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HER Number (PRN):00382
Name:St Osyths Chapel
Type of Record:Monument
Protected Status:Conservation Area: Bridgnorth

Monument Types

  • CHAPEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1540 AD)
  • GATEHOUSE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1540 AD)

Summary

This site represents: a gatehouse of medieval date, a chapel of medieval date.

Parish:Bridgnorth, Bridgnorth, Shropshire
Map Sheet:SO79SW
Grid Reference:SO 7189 9300

Related records

00423Related to: Severn Bridge at Bridgnorth (Monument)

Associated Finds: None recorded

Associated Events

  • ESA412 - 1960 field observation by the Ordnance Survey

Description

The precise location of the chapel to St Osyth or St Sythe is uncertain, but it was probably over the fortified gate on the bridge (SA 423). The foundation of the chapel may go back to the founding of the town, c1100. A detailed inventory of the chapel of the early C16 is published. The Gateway is shown in a painting of 1797 <1b>

It seems probable that the Gatehouse was sited upon the second pier of the bridge. OS FI 1960 <1>


<00> Shropshire County Council SMR, Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards, SMR Card for PRN SA 00382 (Card index). SSA20722.


<01b> Clark-Maxwell W G, 1923/ 1924, Bridgnorth: the Bridge and its Chapel (Article in serial). SSA1740.


<01a> Watkins-Pitchford D W, 1937/ 1938, Collections for a History of Bridgnorth, Salop: a MS by William Hardwicke, p199 (Article in serial). SSA1718.


<01> Ordnance Survey, 1960, Ordnance Survey Record Card SO79SW14 (Card index). SSA1742.


<02> Ordnance Survey, 1960, Ordnance Survey Record Card SO79SW13 (Card index). SSA1741.

Sources

[00]SSA20722 - Card index: Shropshire County Council SMR. Site and Monuments Record (SMR) cards. SMR record cards. SMR Card for PRN SA 00382.
[01a]SSA1718 - Article in serial: Watkins-Pitchford D W. 1937/ 1938. Collections for a History of Bridgnorth, Salop: a MS by William Hardwicke. Trans Shropshire Archaeol Hist Soc. Vol 49. p189-216. p199.
[01b]SSA1740 - Article in serial: Clark-Maxwell W G. 1923/ 1924. Bridgnorth: the Bridge and its Chapel. Trans Shropshire Archaeol Hist Soc. Ser 4, Vol IX (=Vol 42). p118-125.
[01]SSA1742 - Card index: Ordnance Survey. 1960. Ordnance Survey Record Card SO79SW14 . Ordnance Survey record cards. SO79SW14 .
[02]SSA1741 - Card index: Ordnance Survey. 1960. Ordnance Survey Record Card SO79SW13 . Ordnance Survey record cards. SO79SW13 .
Date Last Edited:May 16 2017 9:03AM