Record Details

NHER Number:6163
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Cley Chapel


The site of a 'Chapel' is marked on Faden's map of 1797. This may have been a medieval chapel, although it is possible that the ruined building was misidentified. If so, it could have been a barn.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0470 4499
Map Sheet:TG04SW

Full description

The site of Cley Chapel is marked on old 6in map (S1).
Doubtful if a chapel, probably foundations of barn.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

But site improbable for barn.
See (S2).
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

On (S3) as 'Chapel Ruins'.
Ordnance Survey records (S2) now say probable foundation of a barn.
R. J. Rickett (NAU), 25 May 1990.

(S4) notes a reference to Robert of Barton Bendish being 'chaplain and hermit of Cley by Blakeney Haven by the Sea'. This sounds as if it could be either Cley or Blakeney Chapels, but in (S4) it is thought to be Blakeney Chapel.
E. Rose (NAU), 6 November 1997.

Monument Types

  • BARN (Undated)
  • CHAPEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • HERMITAGE (RELIGIOUS) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Cley Next The Sea.
<S1>Map: Ordnance Survey, First Edition, 6 Inch. 1879-1886. Ordnance Survey 1st Edition 6 inch map..
<S2>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 04 SW 1.
<S3>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S4>Publication: Hooton, J.. The Glaven Ports. pp 63, 108.

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