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Monument record MDR2468 - Monastic chapel (possible site of), Chapel Plantation, Derwent Reservoir, Hope Woodlands

Type and Period (1)

  • (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

'Site of Chapel' appears here on the 1st edition OS map. (1) A chapel 'doubtless served by the monks of Welbeck' stood near the present farm buildings, between Birchin Lee and Marebottom. It is marked on Saxton's Map of Derbyshire (1557) and later maps until Ellis' (1777) under the title 'New Chappel'. (2) Four chapels were established by the Premonstratensians on the extensive monastic estate owned by Welbeck Abbey in North Derbyshire. One of these chapels lay across the river from Abbey Grange (see SMR 4614). It communicated with the grange by a bridge, the semi-artificial piers of which can still be seen on each side of the banks. The chapel was near the present farm buildings between Birchin Lee and Marebottom, which are now approached by a road called Chapel Lane. (3) At the published site the hillside is slightly terraced but no traces of foundations were seen [1965]. (4)

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Cox, J C. 1877. Notes on the Churches of Derbyshire, Vol. II. pp 242-3.
  • <3> Article in serial: Kirke, H. 1924. 'Monastic settlements in the Peak Forest', Derbyshire Archaeological Journal. Vol. 46, pp 222-233. pp 230-1.
  • <4> Bibliographic reference: F1 JB 30-MAR-65.
  • <5> Index: NDAT. 1358.
  • <6> Bibliographic reference: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1985. Peak Park Treasures. B214.



Grid reference Centred SK 1677 9223 (26m by 21m) (Centre)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR1499

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Record last edited

Jun 22 2015 1:00PM

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