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St Robert's Chapel

Early-attested site in the Parish of Knaresborough

Historical Forms

  • (domus) Sancti Roberti de (juxta) Knaresburg(h) 1290 Ebor 1402,1432 Testii 1428 DiocV
  • -in Knasburgh 1448 NCWills
  • Saynt Robertis 1457 Testii
  • the manor of Seynt Robert 1556 FF


St Robert's Chapel, (domus ) Sancti Roberti de (juxta ) Knaresburg (h )1290 Ebor, 1402, 1432 Test ii, 1428 DiocV, -in Knasburgh 1448 NCWills, Saynt Robertis 1457 Test ii, (the howse of ) Seynt Robertes 1519 KnaresWill , 1575 TudPD, the manor of Seynt Robert 1556 FF, the chapel of Robert the Hermit of Knaresborough (cf. Matthew Paris s.a. 1209). The chapel is cut out of solid rock beneath an old cell (cf. Hargrove 41–2). St Robert's Cave, traditionally the home of the hermit, is a cave about a mile down the R. Nidd.

Places in the same Parish

Early-attested site

Other OS name