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Priory Chapel, Whittlesford, 1903 (photo F J Allen) (Cambridgeshire Collection)

Chapel of Hospital of St John the Baptist, Whittlesford

History of the Priory Chapel

Listed Building

Chapel of the Hospital of St 22.11.67 John the Baptist GV II* Chapel or hospital, founded by William de Colville (d.1230); C13, rebuilt early C14, and restored by Ministry of Works 1947-54.

The chapel was founded in 1200 as a small hospital run by a prior and monks. It was positioned by a bridge on a major route of the Icknield Way. It was rebuilt in the 14th century as a chapel and was in use until the Dissolution. When visited in 1849 it was in use as an agricultural barn.


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