Monument record BAD 003 - Medieval Chantry Chapel.

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Scheduled Monument - Site of chantry marked on Ordnance Survey maps.


Grid reference Centred TM 06102 55797 (65m by 71m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM05NE


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Site of chantry marked on Ordnance Survey maps. The supposed site is now largely occupied by a large timber-framed barn (C15-C16) partly on a massive flint foundation with limestone quoins (S1).
The chantry was founded by Edmund Rafeman alias Alcoke of Badley Hall in 1491-1492, to run for a period of 50 years after his death (S2). The will setting up the chantry states that this was to be in a parish church, which makes a separate chantry chapel unlikely, especially as the church was virtually a manorial chapel (it was a donative with the lord of the manor as patron and impropriator of tithes). The will does however mention a newly built 'Prestes House' at Badley. Chantry said to have been dissolved 1546 (S3).
1981: Grid reference TM 062 558: Scheduled area under rough pasture, cut by a tree fringed stream. Whole area of Hall very derelict and run down. Two parallel earthworks 14m wide noted running E-W to N of church. Would seem likely site for deserted village. Owner says is the remains of the original carriageway to the Hall (S5).

Sources/Archives (9)

  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file : Extract from E Alcoke's will.
  • <S1> (No record type): Aitkens P, 1985.
  • <S2> (No record type): Will, Norwich Consistory Court, 1492.
  • <M2> (No record type): SAM file :.
  • <S3> (No record type): Morley C, Check list of Suffolk Buildings, PSIA, 19, 1926, (2), 171.
  • <S4> (No record type): Kirby, J.. Kirby J, Suffolk Traveller, 1764, 200.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.
  • <S6> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM05NE12, 1966.
  • <S7> Map: OS. OS Map. OS 6" NSL.

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Apr 13 2021 10:58AM

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