TL4847 : Duxford Chapel

taken 9 years ago, near to Pampisford, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Duxford Chapel
Duxford Chapel
The chapel is all that remains of a small hospital established in the 13th century by Sir William de Colville, the local lord of the manor.

The hospital was built close to a major east-west road, now by-passed. It sheltered poor travellers and tended to the sick, with a minimal staff including one or two monks. Running costs were met by the revenue from a water mill and tolls were imposed for crossing the nearby Whittlesford bridge.

The chapel was largely reconstructed in the 14th century when it became a chantry where masses were said for the soul of the founder. All chantries were dissolved in 1547 and Duxford chapel became a barn. It was restored four hundred years later.

-- English Heritage information
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TL4847, 76 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Thursday, 27 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 28 March, 2008
Category
Chapel (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4850 4727 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:6.2301N 0:10.0078E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4857 4723
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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