Monument record IPS 014 - Site of Church of St. Botolph, Thurleston, Ipswich, (IAS 8209).

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Site of the Church of St. Botolph.


Grid reference Centred TM 1538 4815 (100m by 99m)
Map sheet TM14NE


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Church, St Botolph - site of.
Recorded in Doomsday Book, in use until 16th century. Recorded as a barn in 1840 Tithe Survey, out of religious use and demolished by 1735 (S1). Shown on 1840 map as on road frontage. Several references in 19th and 20th centuries of human skeletons found in gravel diggings. When demolished materials used to add to St. Mary, Whitton, and to build cottages on site of St. Botolph, the latter demolished circa 1970.

1977: Evalution. Under topsoil a uniform layer, probably Medieval, sealed and protected underlying deposits, only trial trenched. Disarticulated human bone, East - West burials and a probable wall footing found. Church known in time of Henry VIII as the parish church of Thurleston (S1). 19th and 20th Century records of human bone being found in general area. By late 16th Century amalgamated with Whitton St. Mary. Possible water colours in Ipswich Record Office.

See (S1-S4).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM14NE6.
  • <S2> Excavation archive: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. 1977. Site of the Church of St. Botolph.. Excavation file:.
  • <S3> Source Unchecked: Church File, Site of St. Botolph's Church, Ipswich.. Bury, Church Files.
  • <S4> Article in serial: Morley, C.. 1926. A check-list of the sacred buildings of Suffolk, to which are added Gilds.
  • <S5> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

May 5 2021 11:47AM

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