Site Event/Activity record ESF21505 - Historic Building Survey at Bedfield Chapel

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Location Bedfield Unitarian Chapel, Bedfield Suffolk
Grid reference Centred TM 219 666 (11m by 14m)
Map sheet TM26NW



Oxford Archaeology East


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On September 7th, Oxford Archaeology East carried out a historical building survey at the Unitarian Chapel, Long Green, in Bedfield, Mid Suffolk. The site is owned by a private developer and is the subject of planning consent for demolition followed by the contradiction of a three bedroom residential property. This work was carried out in response to a brief issued by Suffolk County Councils Archaeological Service Consultation Team. The brief required that a historic building survey was carried out on the existing building to meet the requirements of English Heritages building survey at level 1. Three main stages of development were identified during the survey; construction of the original chapel during the 19th century, followed by two extensions added onto the rear during the mid-late 20th century. Despite the buildings plain and unassuming exterior appearance, the original interior, clad with pine, survives along with a built in wooden seat (with carved scroll ends), that spans the width of the room. Original entrances along with built-in cupboard, hooks and shelves were also noted. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future Not known Associated Identifiers: Sitecode BED 024 HER event no. BED 024 Planning Application No. 2786/10 Project Type: Building Recording PROJECT LOCATION Grid Reference: TM219665 Point PROJECT CREATOR(S) DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Oxford Archaeology East ID: XSFBED11 PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Shire Hall, Bury St. Edmunds ID: BED 024 PHYSICAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Shire Hall, Bury St. Edmunds ID: BED 024 BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: Bedfield Unitarian Chapel, Bedfield, Suffolk Date: 2011 Issuer/Publisher: OA East Place of Issue or Publication: Bar Hill Description: A4 Bound report URL: http;//

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Fletcher, T.. 2011. Historic Building Recording, Bedfield Unitarian Chapel, Bedfield, Suffolk..

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Bedfield Unitarian Chapel (Monument)

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Nov 2 2017 1:57PM

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