Monument record BCC 041 - Beccles Manor/Caxton Printing Works

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Site of Beccles Manor & Manor House, demolished when Caxton Printing works was built in 1868. Print works since been demolished (Dec 2004), site now occupied by Supermarket.


Grid reference Centred TM 42377 90547 (255m by 161m)
Map sheet TM49SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Site of Beccles Manor & Manor House, demolished when Caxton Printing works built in 1868. Position shown accurately on tithe map of 1841 (Ipswich Record Office). Drawing/photo survives (IRO?) (S1)
Extent of manor contained in manuscript in British Museum. 956 &1086: Manor of 2 carvcates belonging to the Abbot of St Edmunds. 1539: William Rede Owns. 16th century: Corporation of Beccles owns (S2).
Printworks demolished 2003, site now occupied by Supermarket. During these works, a desktop survey and subsequent monitoring was undertaken. Concluded that prehistoric and Roman evidence was unlikely and site lies outside medieval core of Beccles. Much pmed activity meant that any archaeology that may have occurred was likely to have been destroyed in these works (S3)(S4).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • --- Unpublished document: Sommers, M.. 2005. Archaeological Monitoring Report: Land Between Newgate and Gresham Road, Beccles.
  • --- Unpublished document: Chadwick, P.. 2003. Archaeological Desk Based Assessment: William Clowes Works, Newgate, Beccles.
  • <S1> Verbal communication: Personal communication. Lindley, D., pers comm C Pendleton, SCCAS. Nov 2004.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Goult W. 1990. A Survey of Suffolk Parish History. Goult, W. East Suffolk, A-H. 1990.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. Site Report. CgMs Consultancy, Dec 2003.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 11 2022 1:32PM

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