Site of Poss Medieval Grange, Rugby School Close

Description of this historic site

The possible site of a Medieval grange, a farm or estate associated with Pipewell Abbey. The site is located in the close of Rugby School.

Notes about this historic site

1 In the later 13th century the grange of Pipewell Abbey was moved to this site (PRN 5392). Site of moated grange in the Close of Rugby School. The moat was filled in c1816 but it is recorded on a plan of 1749-50 (PRN 3347). Connected with this grange, and also in the Close, were ‘The Square Pool’, and ‘The Island’ (PRN 3652).
2 Found in removing a tree in the Close, SE of the chapel – a leaden token of the 14th century or later, with a cross with pellets at each quarter. In Bloxam’s possession and thought by him to be connected with the grange.
3 The exact location of the grange was not determined.

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