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Monument Number 19954

Hob Uid: 19954
Location :
County Durham
Scargill
Grid Ref : NZ0560010590
Summary : The remains of a medieval chapel, situated on a narrow, level plateau above the valley of the River Tees to the north. The chapel is visible as the lower courses of a single roomed rectangular building, orientated east to west, constructed of sandstone rubble. The chapel has maximum dimensions of 14.5 metres by 7 metres, with walls 0.8m thick standing to a maximum of 1 metre high at the east end. The only apparent entrance is central to the south side, but no dateable features survive. The chapel is associated with the medieval fortified house, settlement and field system of Scargill situated to the west. Scheduled.
More information : (NZ O5601059) Site of Chapel (NR) (1)

"Tradition says a chapel stood here; the foundation is still
visible." (2)

"Some remains of a supposed chapel, part of the east wall being yet to be seen." (3)

The remains of a building orientated E-W and measuring 14.5m x 5.9m
externally, with walls 0.8m thick, all of which are at foundation
level apart from a short fragment and the east end which stands to a
height of 1m. The only apparent entrance is central to the south
side, but no dateable features survive.

To the north and east are traces of an enclosing wall. Published
survey (25") revised. See photograph. (4)

The site was visited by RCHME during the Durham SAMs project 1991.
The remains are as described by authority (4), the origin and
function of the building seems uncertain however its location near
to Scargill Castle suggests it may be related to this medieval
settlement. (5)

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Source Number : 1
Source : Ordnance Survey Map (Scale / Date)
Source details : OS 6" 1856
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Source : Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Object Name Book reference
Source details : 1912 16
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Source Number : 3
Source : The Victoria history of the county of York, North Riding, volume one
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Source Number : 4
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : F1 DS 08-MAR-73
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Source Number : 5
Source : Field Investigators Comments
Source details : Colin Lofthouse/NOV-1991/RCHME: Durham SAMs Project
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Source Number : 6
Source : Scheduled Monument Notification
Source details : 18-Jul-00
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Source Number : 7
Source : List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest
Source details : Teesdale, 17-JUN-1986
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Vol(s) : 1205
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Source : Scargill Castle/ink survey
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Monument Types:
Monument Period Name : Medieval
Display Date : Medieval
Monument End Date : 1540
Monument Start Date : 1066
Monument Type : Chapel
Evidence : Demolished Building

Components and Objects:
Related Records from other datasets:
External Cross Reference Source : Scheduled Monument Legacy (National No.)
External Cross Reference Number : 32733
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : Listed Building List Entry Legacy Uid
External Cross Reference Number : 111355
External Cross Reference Notes :
External Cross Reference Source : National Monuments Record Number
External Cross Reference Number : NZ 01 SE 10
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Related Warden Records :
Associated Monuments : 19951
Relationship type : General association

Related Activities :
Associated Activities : Primary, FIELD OBSERVATION ON NZ 01 SE 10
Activity type : FIELD OBSERVATION (VISUAL ASSESSMENT)
Start Date : 1973-03-08
End Date : 1973-03-08
Associated Activities : Primary, RCHME: DURHAM SAMS PROJECT
Activity type : MEASURED SURVEY
Start Date : 1991-06-01
End Date : 1991-12-01