Monument record BSE 321 - Crown Street; House of Abbot Reeve (site of)

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'House of Abbot Reeve (site of)' marked with cross on OS 1880s & later maps (S1).


Grid reference TL 8559 6378 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet TL86SE


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Full Description

'House of Abbot Reeve (site of)' marked with cross on OS 1880s & later maps (S1).
John Reeve was Abbot of Bury from 1513-1539 (S2).

The house of Abbot Reeve stood at the junction of Brown Street and Westgate Street. It was the house Abbot Reeve retired to after the Dissolution of the Monastry and Abbey of St Edmunds; he being the last Abbot. He subsequently died in the house and was buried in the chancel of St Marys Church. (S2)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Map: OS. OS Map. 1880s & 1900s.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Victoria County History of Suffolk (Vol I 1911; Vol II 1907). VCH of the county of Suffolk (2), 1907, 72.
  • <S3> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Record last edited

Mar 12 2021 10:36AM

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