NZ8507 : The Ruin of St. John's Chapel

taken 5 months ago, near to Sleights, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

The Ruin of St. John's Chapel
The Ruin of St. John's Chapel
Squared sandstone on chamfered plinth. Nave and chancel continuous. Remains of roll-moulded south door traceable. West wall survives to 8ft in height and contains remains of chamfered window opening. The chapel was abandoned in 1776 the old building was then "thatched and walled up, to prevent its prophaned by any improper uses". Tradition relates that the hermit was murdered in 1159, but it is probably unfounded.
Its only inhabitants now are the occasional wandering sheep and rabbits.
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NZ8507, 47 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 March, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 14 March, 2019
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Historic sites and artefacts  Grassland  Religious sites  Derelict, Disused 
Primary Subject of Photo
Chapel 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 8595 0727 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:27.2135N 0:40.5502W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 8594 0726
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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