Site Event/Activity record ESF19711 - Building recording, St Michaels Church

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Location OUL 004, St Michaels Church, Oulton
Grid reference Centred TM 5100 9357 (40m by 15m)
Map sheet TM59SW



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



The recording of the north wall of the nave revealed three main phases of construction with the majority of the fabric characterised by well-defined flint courses and dating to the 12th century. A semicircular arched doorway was probably a contemporary feature but had at the very least been re-set in its original location. Three perpendicular windows were inserted during the late 15th or 16th century in conjunction with the raising of the nave walls by approximately 0.5 metres. A third strip of wall fabric at the top of the wall was thought to be associated with the construction of a new roof during the 19th century. Four burials were disturbed during the subsequent groundworks, all infants or children. It is not uncommon for the graves of infants and children to be grouped together close to the church in this way. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Not known Associated Identifiers: NMR No. 1475727 Project Type: Building Recording Methods and Techniques: Measured Survey, Photographic Survey, Survey/Recording Of Fabric/Structure Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Site status: Listed Building Current Land use: Community Service 1 - Community Buildings Monument Type(s)/Period(s): PARIS CHURCH Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): POTTERY Medieval PROJECT LOCATION Area 16.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TM50999358 Point Height 8.00 - 8.00 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Local Authority Archaeologist and/or Planning Authority/advisory body Design originator: R Carr Director/Manager: Stuart Boulter Supervisor: Stuart Boulter DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR ID: OUL 004 Contents: Survey Media: Database, Images raster / digital photography, Survey, Text PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR ID: OUL 004 Contents: Survey Media: Correspondence, Drawing, Map, Notebook - Excavation, Research, General Notes, Photograph, Plan, Report, Section, Unpublished Text PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR ID: OUL 004 Contents: Ceramics BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: OUL 004, St. Michaels Church, Oulton, Building Recording and Monitoring Report Author(s)/Editor(s): Boulter, S. P. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Rpt. No. 2008/154 Date: 2008 Issuer/Publisher: Suffolk County Council Place of Issue or Publication: Ipswich Description: Unbound A4 sheets

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: SB. 2008. Building Recording report. The church of St Michael, Oulton (OUL 004), Oulton.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • St Michaels Church (PMed) (Monument)

Record last edited

Feb 9 2022 11:51AM

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