Monument record SUY 005 - Augustine Priory (site of), Friars Street (Dominican Friary) (Med)

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Dominican Friary (site of).


Grid reference Centred TL 8709 4094 (171m by 214m)
Map sheet TL84SE


Type and Period (9)

Full Description

Dominican Friary (site of). Founded before 1248, dissolved in 1538. May have extended to circa 5 ha area, see (S3). In Builder's Yard. Walls, C12- C14 pottery sherds. Further details in (S2). Friars' Wall and House shown on Brewers map of Sudbury 1714 (S4). For C16- C17 (? ) timber lined well etc - see PMed.
According to daughter-in-law of a Mr Hayward, he as a boy (circa 1910) dug up stone coffins and tiles in the back garden of Priory Cottage, Friars Street (number 57?). Said to have been put in Colchester Castle Museum (S5).
Details of Med wall and finds south of Priory House in 1969 excavations, and of Med tiled floor and (PMed?) drain in (S6). HER'd area, including orchards, vineyard, bridge, dovecote & pond, defined after Badhams 1852 plan (see S6). Excludes fishery to south. Note: 'Old Priory' cottage apears to be marked as building on Badhams plan.
For aqueduct linked to Ballingdon spring see BCB 016.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <R1> (No record type): OS, record card, TL84SE29.
  • <S1> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 969-85, 1969.
  • <S2> (No record type): Med Arch. 14, 1970, 170.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Victoria County History of Suffolk (Vol I 1911; Vol II 1907). VCH, Suffolk, 2, 1907, 123-4.
  • <S4> (No record type): Freeman E, Sudbury's Story: A Thousand Years in the History of a Small English Town, map (copy).
  • <S5> Verbal communication: Personal communication. Hayward Mrs, verbal communication to CP, 3/7/2002.
  • <S6> Bibliographic reference: Miscellaneous Bibliographic reference. Heritage: The Magazine of the Sudbury & District Hist Res Gp, 1970, 4-8, ill.

Finds (3)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jun 2 2008 1:18PM

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