Monument record OCC 020 - Chapel Field, Benningham / Bedingham

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"Chapel Field, Occold - Benningham, site of ancient chapel" (S1). Formerly recorded as OCC MISC


Grid reference Centred TM 17 70 (1000m by 1000m)
Map sheet TM17SE


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Full Description

"Chapel Field, Occold - Benningham, site of ancient chapel" (S1). Out of use as chapel by 1291.
Ocolt with the Chapel of Beningham is assessed at 17 pounds 6 shillings and 8 pence in 1254 (S2) and at 20 pounds in 1291, when "anciently required to find curate to preach in the now extinct chapel at Benningham" (S6). Tithe apportionment does not list field names but the only area of glebe land listed outside the village area of Occold is plot number 147, of 2 acres 10 perches, at TM 171700 (S3). A rectangular building (about 8m by 5m) is shown to the W of plot 147, at the end of trackway cropmark OCC 007, on OS maps in 1926 & circa 1958 (earlier OS maps not checked) at TM 1720 7005 (S4) and on an aerial photograph of 1973 (S5). Building, no longer shown on map of 1984 (S4) is said by land owners to have only been a wooden shed in `horsefields'. Plot 147 formerly (now part of larger field) known as `Little Glebe' (S7).

Formerly recorded as OCC MISC

Sources/Archives (10)

  • <R1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS card, TM17SE 5..
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Basil Brown archive: map.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, map 67.
  • <S2> (No record type): The Norwich Taxation of 1254.
  • <M2> (No record type): AP: (S5).
  • <S3> Map: 1841. Occold Tithe Map and Apportionment. Occold tithe map & apportionment, SRO (Ipswich), P461/185 & FDA 185/ A1/1a, 1841..
  • <S4> Map: OS. OS Map. OS, 1:2500, 1:10560 & 1:10000 maps, 1926, circa 1958 and 1984..
  • <S5> (No record type): OS, AP, 73 093 005, 1973..
  • <S6> (No record type): Goult W, A survey of Suffolk parish history : E Suffolk, 1990..
  • <S7> (No record type): Rush Mrs S, July 1994.

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Record last edited

Feb 12 2019 4:42PM

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