Monument record ADB 005 - Hazlewood Church; Church of St Mary

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Hazlewood Church, in ruins by 1600, the Churchyard remained in use until circa 1700, at Domesday there were two churches in Aldeburgh - ? Aldeburgh and Hazlewood (see also ADB 223)


Grid reference Centred TM 4477 5907 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TM45NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Hazlewood Church. In ruins by 1600. Churchyard remained in use until circa 1700 (S2). At Domesday there were two churches in Aldeburgh - ? Aldeburgh and Hazlewood.
1870: ruins consisted of:- portion of E end window, base of round tower. Human bones found in ploughing adjacent field. The waste ground around the ruins was investigated:- coloured glass found, especially at S end; towards S and W remains or foundation of ?porch - here a large purbeck slab was dug up; fragments of glazed encaustic tiles; coffin lid of oolite, with cross (ill); carved capital of Caen stone; block of dog-tooth carving. 1476 mention of 'the High Altar of Hazlewood' (R1).
1970: Only a single fragment of masonry standing to a maximum height of 1.6m is now visible. At this time the ground plan of the church could not be traced (S1).
Metal detecting in 2003 - med pottery group from c12th-c14th. Hollesley type wares. Also Silver coin 1000-1100 recovered. Also occasional fragmentary Roman sherds found. S3
2015: (ADB 223) The Aldeburgh & District Local History Society (ADLHS) have been conducting fieldwalking adjacent to the ruined St Mary’s Church near Aldeburgh (ALD 005). Finds include prehistoric flints, Roman/ Saxon/ medieval/post-med pottery & medieval decorated floor tile (For details see S4)
2016-2018 (ADB 223) The ADLHS carried out a geophysical survey and dug a number of trial trenches and identified a number of wall foundations of the church confirming the geophysics results (for details see S5)

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <M1> Photograph: CUCAP. CUCAP aerial photograph. AP: CUCAP ASK 7.
  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM45NW3.
  • <R1> (No record type): Hele N F, Notes or jottings about Aldeburgh, 1870, 33-34 (ill), 35.
  • <R2> (No record type): Bryant T H, Churches of Suffolk, 1, 1912, 21.
  • <M2> Unpublished document: Church File. Churches file: RDC.
  • <S2> (No record type): Goult W, A Survey of Suffolk Parish History: E Suffolk A-H, 1990.
  • <S3> Finds Report: Plouviez, J.. 1995. SCCAS Finds Record:. Anderson, S. SCCAS. Finds report. 11/2003..
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Howard -Dobson, P.. 2015. Archaeological fieldwalking report, Chapel Barn Farm Aldeburgh.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Howard -Dobson, P.. 2018. Geophysical, metal detecting and trial excavation Report, Chapel Barn Farm Aldeburgh.
  • <S6> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.
  • <S7> Source Unchecked: RCHME?. Various. Field Investigators Comments. F1 FDC 06-MAR-70.

Finds (7)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (3)

Record last edited

Sep 22 2021 1:14PM

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