Monument record BSE 656 - Abbey precint wall and building evidence, 26 Angel Hill

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Evalaution identified the remains of the Abbey precint wall, an Abbey building, and possibly evidence for pre-dating the wall.


Grid reference Centred TL 8554 6428 (10m by 10m)
Map sheet TL86SE


Type and Period (8)

Full Description

Archaeological evaluation on an area formerly containing monastic buildings and the outer precinct wall of the medieval Abbey of St Edmunds confirmed the presence of the precinct wall, which cuts through earlier pits and may provide evidence for pre-dating the Abbey precinct wall. The uppermost walls in the sequence appear to cut through 17th-19th century pits. A small quantity of medieval pottery, including local coarse wares and Grimston ware, was recovered from the earliest deposits. Medieval peg tile was also found and modest quantities of animal bone associated with food west and skinning activities. Four blocks of dressed limestone are through to have been part of an Abbey building. The later walls likely represent a single campaign of building in the 17th to 18th centuries, consistent with other buildings in Mustow Street (S1).

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Collins, T., Jones, C., and Haygreen, J.. 2018. Archaeological Evaluation Report: 26 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Apr 11 2019 12:46PM

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