building of the splendid late-thirteenth-century stone barn33 still
standing within the precincts—a fitting memorial to members of an Order
renowned for agricultural enterprise. A long-overdue study of this
important building to determine its original uses might throw interesting
light on the economy of the Abbey at that period.
the design possible. Fragments of a late-medieval tomb, discovered by Payne and now lying in the modern chapel in the south-west corner of the nave, deserve examination to enable a reconstruction to be drawn. Remains of the gateway through which one still passes on approaching the house show Tudor brickwork in the arch, but an analysis of the adjoining rubble walls, together with some excavation, might well reveal the form of the medieval gatehouse.
THE GRAVE COVERSTONE (Fig. 8)
By L. R. A. GROVE, B.A., F.S.A., F.M.A.
Writing about the cemetery of Boxley Abbey,
Cave-Browne said:34 ‘of all this nothing remains save one
single flat tombstone in the green sward, without mark or name, beyond a
foliated cross, to tell its tale.’ One would like to identify this
tombstone with the subject of the present note in spite of the ‘foliated
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