Monument record BUD 002 - Church of St Peter

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A church is recorded at Bruisyard in the Domesday Survey of 1086.


Grid reference Centred TM 3252 6625 (93m by 84m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM36NW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

A church is recorded at Bruisyard in the Domesday Survey of 1086. St Peter's Church has plain round W tower and simple Norman door N of nave. Hanoverian Arms in S porch. Traditional C15 font and simple arch-braced nave roof with very high collar. C16 chapel (S1)(S2).
S transept, now used as vestry, built in Elizabethan times, incorporates material from the Nunnery of the Poor Clares at Bruisyard (BUD 001). Two brasses of duchesses of the House of Plantaganet, who died at the Nunnery, are in the nave floor (S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Cautley H M. 1975. Suffolk Churches. 247.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner N & Radcliffe E. 1974. The Buildings of England: Suffolk. 118.
  • <S3> (No record type): St Peter's Church Bruisyard, Church Guide, undated.

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Record last edited

Sep 7 1993 12:00AM

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