Monument record BSE 067 - Risbygate; Chapel of the Blessed Mary, Stone Chapel

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Risby Gate of Bury St Edmunds, site of.


Grid reference Centred TL 8519 6443 (21m by 42m)
Map sheet TL86SE


Type and Period (4)

Full Description

Risby Gate of Bury St Edmunds, site of. Shown on Thomas Warren's 1776 map of Bury (S1).
Will of 1458 (R1) - 'I leave to the making of the new chapel of the Blessed Mary at the gate called Risby Gate ...' (this was the well-known stone chapel much admired for its fine walls, and often depicted on old prints, it later became the 'Gun' then the 'Cock', and its site is now the 'Grapes' Inn. Risby Gate was rebuilt by direction of the will of John Baret, 1463. Tymm's handbook prints his will (S3)(R1).
Several of the gates of Bury were sketched by Thomas Martin, FSA, about 1750 (S3).
Circa 1985: Substantial foundations discovered (& broken up) during excavations for footing trenches for new Glasswells shop construction - no records made (S2).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • --- Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. (S3).
  • <R1> Bibliographic reference: Miscellaneous Bibliographic reference. Tymm's Handbook of Bury St Edmunds, 1897 (7th ed).
  • <S1> (No record type): EAA, 1, 1975, 53, fig 30 (copy of Warren's map).
  • <S2> (No record type): St Edmundsbury Borough Council, Principal Building Inspector, 1993.
  • <R2> Bibliographic reference: Miscellaneous Bibliographic reference. Burroughs, Collectanea Buriansia.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Newspaper Article. Bury Post, 'Random Roamings - Last Relic of the Borough Walls', 12 October, 1928, 3.

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Record last edited

Sep 15 2000 12:00AM

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