Monument record REY 011 - Church of St Margaret

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Vicarage, formerly known as St Margaret, Rissemere.


Grid reference Centred TM 4908 7818 (109m by 84m)
Map sheet TM47NE


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Vicarage, formerly known as St Margaret, Rissemere.
One of the two churches in Reydon recorded in Domesday Book (lands of Ralph Baignard) (S1). For the other church see Wangford 005. Scarfe suggests that the second church could be in Southwold (S5).
Referred to as 'Capella de Rissemere', circa 1200 and as 'Capellam Sanctae Margarete de Rissemere' at about the same time (S2) (quoting (R1). The name Rissemere now survives as Smear Marshes in Reydon (S2).
W tower early C14 probably basically earlier, nave and chancel have Perpendicular windows. Foundations of a N chapel discovered in 1952 (S3). Piece of sculptured stone, possibly Norman, built into tower (S2) (from (R2)).
Chancel, nave, S porch, W tower. Date: tower C14, chancel C13. St Edmundsbury and Ipswich diocese, Suffolk archdeaconry, Halesworth deanery (S4).

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: 1911. VCH Suffolk 1. 550.
  • <R1> (No record type): Gardner T, An historical account of Dunwich etc, 1754, 255.
  • <S2> (No record type): SAU (Martin E), undated.
  • <R2> (No record type): Gower W R, Lessons from rubble, The East Anglian, 5, 1893-1894, 231.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner N & Radcliffe E. 1974. The Buildings of England: Suffolk. Pevsner N, Buildings of England Suffolk, 1974, 402-403.
  • <S4> (No record type): SAU, Suffolk parishes a guide to their archaeology and history, 1984-1985 manuscript.
  • <S5> Bibliographic reference: Dymond D and Martin E. 1999. An Historical Atlas of Suffolk (revised edition). Scarfe N, Domesday Churches.

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Record last edited

Oct 31 1985 12:00AM

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