Monument record BUN 005 - Chapel of St Mary Magdalene

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Chapel (site of) marked on OS 1:10000 map 1973.


Grid reference Centred TM 3374 8921 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TM38NW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Chapel (site of) marked on OS 1:10000 map 1973.
The ancient chapel of St Mary Magdalene is mentioned in early deeds as standing to the S of the town. Walling, in which is a flattened arch, is now incorporated into a modern dwelling (S1) (quoting (R1)).
The chapel of St Mary Magdalene, perhaps a lazar-house, is at present the residence of (see 'Not to be published on web' tab for finder/s and/or findspot/s), and a number of human bones have lately been turned up in his garden. All that remains now is a portion of the western hall, with a Perpendicular doorway, nearly perfect (S1) (quoting (R2)).
Mary Magdalene chapel circa 1500 - 1846 (S2).
May 2000: Two skeletons discovered in footing trench for sun lounge at SE corner of Chevington Lodge - details in (S6). For photographs (from Suffolk Constabulary, exhibit D1/1) see parish file and also digital images on T:\finds images\Bun005.

Sources/Archives (11)

  • <R1> (No record type): Suckling Reverend A, History and Antiquities of Suffolk, 1, 1846, 130.
  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM38NW14, 1967.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. (S3)(S4)(S5)(S6).
  • <S2> (No record type): Morley C, A check-list of the sacred buildings of Suffolk, to which are added gilds, PSIA, 19, 1926,.
  • <R2> (No record type): Raven J J, PSIA, 4, 1848, 75.
  • <M2> (No record type): D C Planning Officer 31 March 1980, JP reply to same 24 April 1980; RDC file.
  • <S3> (No record type): Bowles and Stevens, letter from Worthing solicitors to Waveney District Council Planning Officer, 31.
  • <M3> (No record type): note, 9 May 1985.
  • <S4> (No record type): SAU (Plouviez J), letter reply to (S3) above, 24 April 1980.
  • <S5> (No record type): SAU (Carr R D), file note 9 May 1985.
  • <S6> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. Various. SAU, Carr R D, Observation Record, May 2000, ill.

Finds (2)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Feb 2 2009 2:24PM

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