Monument record BLB 025 - Blythburgh (Med)
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 451 752 (481m by 628m) Centred on|
|Civil Parish||BLYTHBURGH, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (2)
A market is mentioned at Blythburgh in 1066 (see Sax for details of earlier settlement). Licence for market & 3 annual fairs granted to William de Norwich in C12. Town and port said to be at height of prosperity in C15 (probably actually in C13/C14 pre black death, then rapid decline, S2). Decline said to be due to suppression of Priory and silting up of river. More than half of town destroyed by fire in 1667, and many more houses destroyed in further fire of 1679.
Area of Med town includes Priory (BLB 001), church (BLB 021), finds scatter & features (BLB 008?, 11 & 16), bridge, chapel & possibly a hospital/priory of the Black Friars (BLB Misc) and a Late Med/Post Med burial (BLB 070). Also see Misc for various other finds probably from area. Note Med finds N of river (BLB 004). Defined approximately on HER map to include bridge, riverside (port?) & built up area.
Also see (S3) & (S4) and various 'Blyth Valley History Notes' printed by The Blythbourgh Society.
A damaged lead pilgrim's badge depicting Richard Caistor of Norwich standing in his pulpit; his tomb at St Stephen's, Norwich, was venerated from his death in 1429 until the later 15th century (S5). Included in the Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History annual round up of individual finds and discoveries for 2011 (S6).
- --- SSF55374 Article in serial: Brown, A., Martin, E.A. & Plouviez, J.. 2012. Archaeology in Suffolk 2011. XXXXII (4).
- <S1> SSF6999 (No record type): Goult W, A Survey of Suffolk Parish History: E Suffolk A-H, 1990.
- <S2> SSF50082 Verbal communication: Personal communication. Mackley Dr A, July 2002.
- <S3> SSF50257 Bibliographic reference: Richmond C. 1981. John Hopton, A Fifteenth-Century Suffolk Gentleman.
- <S4> SSF50250 Article in serial: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. 'The reduced population & wealth of early fifteenth-century Suffolk', 36, 1986.
- <S5> SSF50104 Digital archive: Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service. Portable Antiquities Database. SF-640C85.
- <S6> SSF55374 Article in serial: Brown, A., Martin, E.A. & Plouviez, J.. 2012. Archaeology in Suffolk 2011. XXXXII (4).
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