SO8629 : Odda's Chapel and Abbot's Court

taken 10 years ago, near to Deerhurst, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Odda's Chapel and Abbot's Court
Odda's Chapel and Abbot's Court
Abbot's Court the timber-framed building on the right dates from the 16th-17th century. Odda's Chapel is the stone building abutting the Court. Odda's Chapel is one of the most complete late Saxon churches in the country, unusually it can be dated precisely to 1056 due to a large inscribed stone discovered nearby in 1675 (now in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford) SO8629 : Latin inscription, Odda's Chapel. The Latin inscription on the stone translated as: 'Earl Odda ordered this royal chapel to be built and dedicated in honour of the Holy Trinity, for the soul of his brother Aelfric who left his body in this place. Ealdred, Bishop of Worcester, dedicated it on the second of the Ides of April in the fourteenth year of the reign of Edward, King of the English' (12 April 1056). Aelfric died in Deerhurst in December 1053. Deerhurst is unusual in that it has two Saxon churches SO8729 : Deerhurst Church.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 29 December, 2007   (more nearby)
Saturday, 29 December, 2007
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 868 298 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:58.0019N 2:11.5512W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 868 297
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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