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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1130853



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: West Witton


Grade: II

Date first listed: 13-Feb-1967

Date of most recent amendment: 24-Jan-1986

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 321876

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8/129 Penhill Preceptory 13/2/67 (Formerly listed as Templars' - Chapel of Our Lady and St. Catherine.)

II Ruins of Preceptory of Knights Templars. c.1200. Rubble. Rectangular in plan. Walls standing up to 750mm high. South doorway with bases for a single shafted order. Interior: base for stone altar, and sanctuary step. Stone coffins and grave covers. The association with the Templars has been corrupted into the place-name Temple. The chapel was dedicated to Our Lady and Saint Catherine. When the Order of Knights Templars was suppressed in 1312, the property was handed over to the Knights Hospitallers, and seems to have passed into lay hands. The chapel remains were uncovered in 1840, the adjoining residential buildings not being exposed. Scheduled as an Ancient Monument. VCH i, p. 286; H. Speight, Romantic Richmondshire (1897), pp. 417-427.

Listing NGR: SE0357588776

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of York: North Riding, (1914), 286
Speight, H, Romantic Richmondshire, (1897), 417-427

National Grid Reference: SE 03575 88776


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