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Blakeney, Awre

In the civil parish of Awre.
In the historic county of Gloucestershire.
Modern Authority of Gloucestershire.
1974 county of Gloucestershire.
Medieval County of Gloucestershire.

OS Map Grid Reference: SO672071
Latitude 51.76151° Longitude -2.47650°

Blakeney, Awre has been described as a Uncertain although is doubtful that it was such.

There are no visible remains.


Blakeney, Awre, SO 6706. Remains seen in Churchcroft field in C18 suggest a castle rather than church. (Rawes ref. Rudge)

Near Blakeney, in a ground called Churchcroft, were found, some years since, considerable ruins under ground, consisting of four semicircular walls, twelve or fifteen feet in diameter,- the ends of which crossed each other, with two square rooms irregularly connected with the other building, in one of which were bricks or tiles for pavement, from seven to fourteen inches square. The search was occasioned by a traditional story, that the old church was intended to be built there, but that what was done in the day was removed in the night to the present situation. (Rudge 1803)

A suggested castle site. Gatehouse has been unable to more closely locate this site. All Saints Church is at SO672071 (given as the map reference for reference only) but this is early C18 although the village has a medieval layout and the church may be on the site of an earlier church. However, Churchcroft may have been some distance from the church. There have been finds of Roman pottery in the area and the report, which mentions bricks, may refer to a Roman site rather than to a medieval building.
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