Medieval Ovens, possibly at Cawston Grange

Description of this historic site

Medieval bread ovens used to bake bread for the monks of Pipewell Abbey. The exact location of the ovens is not known but they may have been situated at Cawston Grange.

Notes about this historic site

1 In 1266 there were at Cawston two common ovens baking for Pipewell Abbey tenants in Dunchurch, Rugby, Lawford and Newbold…, one oven baking 16 quarters weekly and the other 6, the fuel being obtained on the heath.
2 The bread cart distributed the bread to the monks’ granges at Dunchurch (Bilton Grange), Bigging (Thurlaston) etc. It is not possible to give an exact location for the ovens, but they were probably at Cawston Grange.

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