Monument record BSE 069 - Northgate

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North Gate of Bury St Edmunds, site of.


Grid reference Centred TL 8546 6502 (50m by 50m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL86NE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

North Gate of Bury St Edmunds, site of.
A will of 1493 mentions 'a coffer and chair were provided fro the hermit at north gate' (S3)(R1).
Several of the gates of Bury were sketched by Thomas Martin, FSA, about 1750 (S3).
Shown on Thomas Warren's 1776 map of Bury (S1) and on Downings map of 1740 (S2).
1993: Footings observed in sewer pipe. Details in (S3).
March 1996: Location amended after (S3).

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: report & drawing, copy (S2)(S3).
  • <R1> Bibliographic reference: Miscellaneous Bibliographic reference. Tymm's, 'Bury Wills', 82 & 250.
  • <S1> (No record type): EAA, 1, 1975, 53, fig 30 (copy of Warren's map).
  • <M2> (No record type): Excavation archive:.
  • <S2> (No record type): Downing A, A new and accurate plan of the Ancient Borough of Bury St Edmunds, 1740.
  • <S3> (No record type): SAU, Tester A, PSIA, 38, 1994, 211-212, ill.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Newspaper Article. Bury Post, 'Random Roamings - Last Relic of the Borough Walls', 12 October 1928, 3.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Apr 18 1996 12:00AM

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