Possible Site of Hodnell Church 200m NW of Manor

Description of this historic site

The possible site of the Medieval Hodnell chapel. Aerial photographs depicted what looked like a simple church, but other interpretations have suggested this is too large and are ridge and furrow earthworks. It is located 800m north east of Chapel Ascote.

Notes about this historic site

1 Within the perimeter of the ridge and furrow at Hodnell are the unmistakable outlines of a simple church. The air photograph shows the rectangular shape of a church.
2 Air photograph taken in 1971.
3 References occur to a church in connection with Hodnell, but this was probably the chapel at Chapel Ascote (PRN 817). The air photograph (ref 2) shows two or three banks running downhill from Hodnell Manor. This does not look like a building platform and is too large to be a church. It is more likely to represent a small area of ridge and furrow.

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