Information for record number MWA13225:
Site of possible old minster church, Stoneleigh

Summary Site of possible old minster church pre-Conquest on or close to the present church of St Mary's.
What Is It?  
Type: Minster?
Period: Early medieval (801 AD - 1065 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Stoneleigh
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 33 72
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Level of Protection Local

Source Number  

1 Possible minster church, Stoneleigh. Bassett suggests that Stoneleigh's church, St. Mary's, may have been an old minster, and says that there were at least two priests serving it in 1086 and its large parish at first also contained Kenilworth and Baginton. Bassett goes on to say that it is possible that the church was no more than a parochial chapel of the church of Coventry - but the evidence on which this possibility must be considered is both insubstantial and late.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Article in serial
Title: Dugdale Society Occasional Papers
Author/originator: S. Bassett
Date: 2001
Page Number: 1 - 33
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period Medieval 1066 AD to 1539 AD (the 11th century AD to the 16th century AD)

The medieval period comes after the Saxon period and before the post medieval period.

The Medieval period begins in 1066 AD.
This was the year that the Normans, led by William the Conqueror (1066 – 1087), invaded England and defeated Harold Godwinson at the Battle of Hastings in East Sussex.
The Medieval period includes the first half of the Tudor period (1485 – 1603 AD), when the Tudor family reigned in England and eventually in Scotland too.

The end of the Medieval period is marked by Henry VIII’s (1509 – 1547) order for the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the years running up to 1539 AD. The whole of this period is sometimes called the Middle Ages.
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monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument MINSTER * A complex of buildings, often within an enclosure, housing a pre-Benedictine Reform secular religious community. Now commonly used to describe the main church within such a complex, which over time attained higher status. back
monument CHURCH * A building used for public Christian worship. Use more specific type where known. back
monument CHAPEL * A freestanding building, or a room or recess serving as a place of Christian worship in a church or other building. Use more specific type where known. back

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