Site of Chapel of St Mary Magdalen

Description of this historic site

Documentary evidence suggests that this is the site of the Chapel of St Mary Magdalene and of a hermitage, both of Medieval date. The site is at the south east end of Swan's Nest Lane, Stratford upon Avon.

Notes about this historic site

1 At the S end of Clopton Bridge was a chapel of St Mary Magdalene and a hermitage, probably on the site of the present Swan’s Nest Hotel. The Clopton Estate Map of 1599 marks two ‘Armitage Fields’ in this position.
2 The present building is not outstanding. There are no extant remains of the bridge chapel.