Site of The Hermitage, Polesworth

Description of this historic site

Possible site of chapel built above St Edith's well.

Notes about this historic site

1 Site of The Hermitage, Polesworth.
2 Half a mile to the W of the church on the Tamworth road. Possibly the site of the chapel of medieval origin associated with a nunnery. Built above St Edith’s well and given to the nuns by William Savage.
3 The stone chapel was still intact in Dugdale’s time, when it had figures of two ladies in its windows: one of the Herthill family, the other with a mantle of the arms of Swinfen. The rest of its history appears to be a blank.

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