Monument record WLL 003 - Convent of Crutched Friars (site of)

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Summary

Site of a convent of Crutched Friars, placed in the chapel of St Thomas before 1274.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 886 587 (131m by 87m)
Map sheet TL85NE
Civil Parish LITTLE WHELNETHAM, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Site of a convent of Crutched Friars, placed in the chapel of St Thomas before 1274. Dissolved 1538.
Standing house of circa C16 with later additions incorporates flint walling and buttress fragments of the chapel; also some detached remains.
Two trenches were excavated within the footprint of a proposed extension to the western wing of the C16 house, revealing two wall footings thought to belong to the friary claustral buildings and dating to the 13th century.

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TL85NE12.
  • <R2> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner N & Radcliffe E. 1974. The Buildings of England: Suffolk. Pevsner, 1961, 315.
  • <R3> (No record type): Knowles, D. & Hadcock, R.N.. 1971. Medieval Religious Houses: England and Wales (2nd ed). Knowles & Hadcock, Med Religious Houses, 1971, 210.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: DG. 2003. Archaeological Evaluation Report. The Crutched Friars, Little Welnetham.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Sep 12 2016 1:39PM

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