Excavation of Chapter House of Nuneaton Priory

Description of this historic site

The site of the Medieval Chapter House at Nuneaton Priory, which has been excavated. The site lies east of Manor Court Road, Nuneaton.

Notes about this historic site

1 The E wall of the chapter house and dorter range still stands. It is 1.8m – 2.1m high and about 19m in length. The wall is of rubble. A row of sockets shows the position of the former upper floor. Above this the wall is fair-faced, but below it is rough, probably because the chapter house was vaulted. Recent excavations were intended to locate a central pier and some stones may indicate its foundation. There are only loose stones to mark the W wall and no visible remains of the S wall.
2 1949-50: The chapter house was excavated and shown to be about 18m by 12m.
3 Plan included in the above article.
4 Description of St Mary’s Priory.
5 Revision of the scheduling.

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