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Spon Chapel

A Scheduled Monument in Buckley (Bwcle), Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

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Latitude: 53.1568 / 53°9'24"N

Longitude: -3.0736 / 3°4'24"W

OS Eastings: 328308

OS Northings: 362728

OS Grid: SJ283627

Mapcode National: GBR 72.53X4

Mapcode Global: WH776.RXL8

Entry Name: Spon Chapel

Scheduled Date: 3 October 1997

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1486

Cadw Legacy ID: FL193

Schedule Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Category: Chapel

Period: Medieval

County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

Community: Buckley (Bwcle)

Traditional County: Flintshire


The monument comprises the remains of a small medieval chapel, which is aligned on an E-W axis and measures 14m x 7m. A rectangular setting of pitched stone footings measuring 1-1.2m wide is all that remains of the chapel building. This is surrounded by a roughly circular enclosure ditch with a v-shaped profile, which measures 2 wide x 0.8m deep. There is also an associated trackway and graves which were revealed during excavation.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of the organisation and practice of medieval Christianity. The site forms an important element within the wider medieval landscape. The site is well preserved and retains considerable archaeological potential. There is a strong probability of the presence of evidence relating to chronology, layout, building techniques and functional detail. The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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