Site Event/Activity record ESF20143 - Evaluation, Building Recording and Monitoring, St Lawrence Church, Dial Lane, Ipswich, (IAS 2501)

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Location IPS 598 (IAS 2501) St Lawrence Church
Grid reference Centred TM 1639 4458 (39m by 18m)
Map sheet TM14SE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


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A programme of refurbishment of the church was considered to have archaeological implications and archaeological recording was built in to the scheme as an integral part of the works. Recording of the floor monuments in the nave and chancel revealed that the majority had been moved from their original locations during major reorderings and rebuilding in the mid to late 19th century. The fragmented ledger stone of Edmund Daundy, cousin of Thomas Wolsey and respected Member of Parliament, was removed to facilitate its subsequent reconstruction and conservation. A partial ledger stone, that dedicated to Ann Daundy, was revealed in a lower pavement beneath the chancel pews. In addition a heraldic brass shield identified as Daundy impaling Gilbert was recovered from the soil beneath the pews which was thought to have come from a ledger stone dedicated to Margaret Gilbert. During the conservation works undertaken on the 19th century text paintings on the nave and chancel walls, other paintings were revealed including an extensive area of a geometric design on the nave east wall, of probable Victorian date, and another area of what appeared to be fabric over the chancel arch that could have been medieval in date. Only one burial was disturbed during groundworks associated with the refurbishment, a child that would originally have been buried in the churchyard, an area that subsequently became included within the footprint of the Victorian vestry. Two other tombs, one within the nave and another external to the vestry, were encountered during groundworks, but not significantly damaged. Indeed, that within the nave had already been breached to accommodate the brick base of the pulpit. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous Yes, Future Not known Associated Identifiers: Contracting Unit No. 2002/137 NMR No. 1520913 Project Type: Building Recording Methods and Techniques: Annotated Sketch, Photographic Survey 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): ANGLICAN CHURCH Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): BRASS HERALDIC SHIELD Medieval PROJECT LOCATION Area 300.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TM16394458 Point Height 10.30 - 10.30 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: IPS 598 Contents: Ceramics, Metal, Survey Media: Database, Text, Survey PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR ID: IPS 598 Contents: Ceramics, Survey Media: Context sheet, Correspondence, Drawing, Notebook - Excavation, Research, General Notes, Photograph, Plan, Report, Section, Unpublished Text PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR ID: IPS 598 Contents: Ceramics, Metal BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: St. Lawrence Church, Ipswich (IAS 2501 and IPS 598); Evaluation, Building Recording and Monitoring Report Author(s)/Editor(s): Boulter, S. P. Other Bibliographic Details: SCCAS Rpt. No. 2008/163 Date: 2008 Issuer/Publisher: Suffolk County Council Place of Issue or Publication: Ipswich Description: Unbound A4 sheets

Sources/Archives (1)

  • --- Unpublished document: Boulter, S. & Goffin, R.. 2008. Building Recording and Monitoring Report, St Lawrence Church, Evaluation, IPS 598 (IAS 2501).

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • St. Lawrence Church, Dial Lane, Ipswich, (IAS 2501). (Monument)

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Nov 11 2016 10:19AM

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