Site of Radway Grange

Description of this historic site

Radway Grange, the site of a Medieval monastic grange. It is associated with Medieval fishponds (PRN 699). The grange was associated with Stoneleigh Abbey. The site is located 400m south of Radway.

Notes about this historic site

1 12th century records exist of land in Radway owned by the Abbey of Radmore in Cannock Chase (Staffs). In 1154 this abbey was moved to Stoneleigh. The administration of these properties centred on the Edge Grange, on the slopes of Edge Hill. Various references exist to the Grange in the 12th century and 13th century. Edge Grange was sold in 1542.
2 In the time of Edward I the monks of the Cistercian abbey of Stoneleigh had a grange on the slopes of the lower part of Edge Hill, within the precincts of the present park.
3 The site of the grange was not established. The earthworks behind the present Grange House (SP 36 47) appear to be indicative of later landscaping.

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