Record Details

NHER Number:13167
Type of record:Monument
Name:Possible site of a medieval chapel


According to an early 19th century document an old chapel was located to the south of the church. However, a visit to Rougham village in 1979 failed to locate this structure, although the fact that many buildings here have been rebuilt in more modern times may have hindered this search.

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Grid Reference:TF 8317 2021
Map Sheet:TF82SW

Full description

Blomefield (S1) mentions an old chapel standing some distance south of the church, and used as a barn.

30 August 1979.
Village searched by E. Rose (NAU) but nothing answering to this description found. Most of the village has been rebuilt since Blomefield's time. Informant [1] identified site at grid reference as traditional site of the chapel. When a boy he remembers the adjoining cottage having the mark of the gable end against it which is supposed to have belonged to the chapel. There are two pairs of flint cottages south of the spot marked, not marked on Ordnance Survey 1953 6in map though they seem to be 19th century. The northern of these has the mark of the gable on its own north gable
wall, but it is very low and looks more like the traces of a garden shed or outhouse.
E. Rose (NAU) 23 February 1981.

Monument Types

  • CHAPEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 82 SW 15.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1805-1810. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Volume Unknown.

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