TF0307 : Whitefriars gatehouse plaque

taken 10 years ago, near to Stamford, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

Whitefriars gatehouse plaque
Whitefriars gatehouse plaque
The plaque recording the details of the building in TF0307 : Whitefriars gatehouse
Whitefriars or Greyfriars

Stamford had four or five houses of Friars, including the Carmelites (Whitefriars) and the Franciscans (Greyfriars).

This gatehouse is a scheduled ancient monument, and English Heritage refers to it in that listing as Whitefriars Gate (1). A nearby plaque describes it by the same name TF0307 : Whitefriars gatehouse plaque
However in the 1970s scholars decided that this attribution was incorrect, and that this gatehouse belonged to the Greyfriars (2).

The plaque adds confusion, because it is known that Richard II held court at Greyfriars, where his mother was buried.(3)

In short, we cannot really know which Friary was located here, but the Whitefriars attribution is at least challenged with good reason.

(1) English Heritage: the listing LinkExternal link
(2) English Heritage: Pastscape entry for the Friary LinkExternal link
This second link describes the confusion, and describes the published works which make the attribution
(3) Victoria county history: Stamford Friaries LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 17 November, 2012
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