Monument record BTY 002 - Dodnash Priory (site of) of the blessed virgin

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Dodnash Priory, Augustinian, founded 1188, dissolved 1525.- Scheduled Monument


Grid reference Centred TM 1049 3570 (314m by 109m)
Map sheet TM13NW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Dodnash Priory, Augustinian, founded 1188, dissolved 1525. Re-used material is visible in the present Dodnash Priory Farm (S1)(S2)(R1)(R2). Scheduled area comprises a large pond, probably remains of fishponds, a fragment of flint wall on its side and an area of lumps and bumps extending over parts of two fields. An AP suggests walls but nothing definite (S1). 1981: Area under pasture. Whole site extremely wet. Pond filled with reeds and several wildfowl nesting. The fragments of flint wall is reduced in size along its width, say 3 x 2 x 5 ft as against 3 x 3 x 5 ft in 1975. It would appear that masonry has been chipped away recently, with several flints lying loose at the base (S1).
1991: Said to be falling, unmaintained and at risk. `Needs protection - wall being vandalised. Only one small part of a wall remains' (S3).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <R1> Bibliographic reference: Knowles & Hadcock,. 1953. Medieval Religious Houses. 136.
  • <M1> (No record type): SAM file:.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: DOE scheduling information.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Victoria County History of Suffolk (Vol I 1911; Vol II 1907). VCH, Suffolk, 2, 1907, 99-100.
  • <R2> (No record type): E Anglian Magazine, circa 1924.
  • <S3> (No record type): Suff Pres Soc (Paul Edwards) survey, table of results, 1991.

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Record last edited

Apr 18 2015 3:19PM

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