Monument record LWT 030 - Church of All Saints & St Margaret, Pakefield

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Summary

A church is recorded at Pakefield in the Domesday survey.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 5382 9048 (122m by 77m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM59SW
Civil Parish LOWESTOFT, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

A church is recorded at Pakefield in the Domesday survey.
Church of All Saints & St Margaret: consists of chancel, 2 naves, S porch, W tower. Originally (until 1743) S & N portions separate churches (for two separate parishes). Solid dividing wall until pier arcade of late C14 (or C18?) & then occasionally bricked up. Building of various dates including Norman although late C14 work prevails. Two C15 brasses. Burnt out in 1941 - grass covered ruin in 1953, restored by 1963. E side of churchyard now threatened by sea.
Stocks are recorded by Pevsner outside the N gate of the churchyard (S1)(S2)(S3).
2005: A fabric survey and test-pitting evaluation was undertaken with a view to assessing the archaeological impact of a proposed extension to the standing building. No structural features were identified in the trenches, but articulated skeletons were recorded at a depth of 0.9 metres below the existing path

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner N & Radcliffe E. 1974. The Buildings of England: Suffolk. 388.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Cautley H M. 1975. Suffolk Churches. 337.
  • <S3> (No record type): Goult W, A Survey of Suffolk Parish History: E Suffolk I-Y, 1980.
  • <S4> Photograph: Essex County Council. Air Photograph. Essex C C, AP, CP/97/40/5, July 1997.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service evaluation report. Boulter S, SCCAS 2005/010.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Feb 20 2012 12:18PM

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