Monument record WBG 002 - The Abbey - Grammar School (PMed)

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C16 Manor House on part of priory site, possibly incorporating part of cloister wall (S3).


Grid reference Centred TM 2693 4906 (311m by 145m)
Map sheet TM24NE


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C16 Manor House on part of priory site, possibly incorporating part of cloister wall (S3). Priory Lodge on site of Priory Gatehouse. " House's main front faces south on to garden. Prominent 3 storey porch also bears Seckford arms and is decorated with pairs of Renaissance Doric pilasters, with pedestals; pilasters diminish at each storey." (precis) (S2).
The SIA visited the Abbey at Woodbridge in October 1860 and described it as follows: "It occupies the site (or very nearly so) of a priory of Augustines which existed there a few centuries ago. The only room examined contained some carved beams, and a finely executed chimney-piece of the time of James I." (S4).
The Abbey "has been altered in most parts, but the three-storeyed porch to the south remains with a date 1564. It is red brick, as is the rest of the building and three storeys in height." (Described in fuller detail in (S5).)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> (No record type): Knowles, D. & Hadcock, R.N.. 1953. Medieval Religious Houses: England and Wales (1st ed). Knowles & Hadcock, Med Rel Houses ... 1953, 159.
  • <S2> (No record type): Excursions 1983, PSIA, 35, 1984, (4), 331.
  • <S3> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM24NE11, 1977.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 3, 1863, (3), 410.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner N & Radcliffe E. 1974. The Buildings of England: Suffolk. Pevsner N, The Buildings of England - Suffolk, London 1975, (2), 500.

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May 10 1993 12:00AM

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