Monument record IPS 157 - Augustinian Priory, Christchurch Park, Ipswich, SPECULATIVE.

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Priory of the Holy Trinity, said to be mainly between Christchurch Mansion and St Margaret's Church.


Grid reference Centred TM 166 449 (132m by 176m)
Map sheet TM14SE


Type and Period (8)

Full Description

Priory of the Holy Trinity, said to be mainly between Christchurch Mansion and St Margaret's Church.
Foundation of Austin Canons, established ? 1162. Monastery rebuilt 1194 after fire. Well endowed. Suppressed 1536/1537 (S3).

1980: An Ipswich Church of the Holy Trinity is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Small excavation 1980 in Mansion buttery, stub of priory wall and remains of flagstone floor found.

1990: AP shows Post Medieval garden feature plus ?faint parchmarks of buried walling ? (S1).

2006: Evaluation on groundworks associated with the restoration of Christchurch Park in 2006. A total of eleven medieval inhumation burials were recorded, 10 located immediately to the west of St Margaret's churchyard wall. The distribution of the burials suggests that the original churchyard wall extended at least 10m to the west of the present boundary wall. One outlying grave to the north may be associated with the former priory rather than St Margaret's church. The remains of three possible medieval wall foundations were also exposed, possibly representing remains of the priory (S2).

2008: Watching Brief.

[letter, number] refers to mentions in the Suffolk Council Archaeological Service Ipswich Documentary Card index, (S7).
Holy trinity priory (and lands of), 1154

For further information see (S9)

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <S1> (No record type): NAU, AP, TM1645/B/GFB3, August 1990.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Wessex Archaeology. 2008. Christchurch Park Restoration Project, Ipswich, Suffolk. Archaeological Watching Brief.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Victoria County History of Suffolk (Vol I 1911; Vol II 1907). VCH Suffolk, 2, 103.
  • <S4> (No record type): Excavation File:.
  • <S5> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 1920-54.93 (key).
  • <S6> (No record type): AP: NAU, TM1645/B/GFB3.
  • <S7> Index: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. Ipswich Documentary Card index.
  • <S8> Unpublished document: IPSMG. Ipswich Museum Extension Books.
  • <S9> Web Page: Loon, Borin van. 2019. Withypoll memorials.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 26 2019 3:34PM

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