Earthworks to SE of Nuneaton Priory Church

Description of this historic site

The site of buildings of Medieval date that were associated with Nuneaton Priory and which may be the remains of the infirmary. The remains of the buildings are visible as earthworks which are located to the south east of Nuneaton Priory Church.

Notes about this historic site

1 In the fields S and E of the churchyard and vicarage gardens there are disturbed mounds and banks suggesting the site of the Infirmary, etc, but no masonry is exposed.
2 Scheduled as Warwickshire Monument No 105.
3 Rescheduled as Scheduled Monument No 17005.
4 The extensive but not very substantial earthworks E of the church were surveyed and a contour survey was made. An auger and geophysical survey were also conducted. The N and S parts of the field are divided by a ridge. Various features in the N of the field are almost certainly formed of rubble and are the result of collapse, destruction and robbing. Slight traces of possible buildings can be defined. To the S of the ridge are a number of ditched enclosures of uncertain significance and two possible fishponds (PRN 6317). One of the features in the N area and a second feature in the S area probably represent buildings and the latter may have a courtyard or cloister attached, which could suggest that it was the infirmary.
5 Plan included in above article.
6 Revision of scheduling.

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