Monument record BSE 140 - Friars Lane (Sax)

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Summary

Possible line of LSax (& later) town defences between West Gate (BSE 066) and South Gate (BSE 064).

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 8569 6352 (883m by 468m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL86SE
Civil Parish BURY ST EDMUNDS, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Possible line of LSax (& later) town defences between West Gate (BSE 066) and South Gate (BSE 064). William of Malmesbury quoted a tradition that Cnut (AD 1016-1035) had built a ditch round the town (S1)(R1).
See Med for details of later defences.
See BSE 139 for continuation to N & BSE 142 for possible line to E.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <R1> (No record type): Malmesbury, W. of. Malmesbury W, Gesta Pontificum Anglorum, 155.
  • <S1> (No record type): West S E, PSIA, 32, 1970, 17-24.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: copy (S1).

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Apr 16 1996 12:00AM

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