Monument record CHV 027 - Medieval tile kiln, brick kiln and later, house

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Summary

Documentary evidence for large scale tile production from the 14th century and a kiln constructed on demesne land around 1417 (one batch of 10,000 tiles was manufactured in 1437 for Hargarave Hall). Formerly recorded as CHV MISC

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 78 59 (1000m by 1000m) (Approximate)
Map sheet TL75NE
Civil Parish CHEVINGTON, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Documentary evidence for large scale tile production from the 14th century and a kiln constructed on demesne land around 1417 (one batch of 10,000 tiles was manufactured in 1437 for Hargarave Hall). A tile house was added in 1420. Details in (S1).
Two possible locations for the kiln are suggested by Breen (S1). The first, 'Tylers' field, at TL 788606, was fieldwalked in 2005 (S2) with negative results. The second, at TL 784 595, on the edge of the former Broad Green, in now partly built over.
The documentary evidence of 1585, however, suggests 'Tylers Feilde' lay to the west of a wood called 'The Sleppe' . It seems possible that this is in the area of the present Jennison's Plantation, or even Ox Pasture Grove to the north. Both of these locations memain to be surveyed.
Statham also mentions an order for bricks from Chevington in 1430 by one of the Bury Abbots (S3).

Formerly recorded as CHV MISC

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Copy (S1, S2).
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Breen AN, Draft documentary report : Chevington Tile Kiln Project, Ms, June 2004.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Survey. Pendleton C (SCCAS), field report, Jan 2005, map.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Margaret Statham. 1996. The Book of Bury St Edmunds. 2nd ed. p13.

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Record last edited

May 15 2018 3:53PM

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