Monument record NKT 005 - Palace House Mansion;The Palace;The Greyhound;United Reform Church

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Summary

Palace, replacing that of James I and Charles I (NKT 004), for Charles II, enlarged and built onto house of Earl of Thomond, and the Greyhound Inn next door, which were purchased by Charles II in 1668.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 6441 6336 (96m by 91m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL66SW
Civil Parish NEWMARKET, FOREST HEATH, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Replacement palace for NKT 004 for Charles II, enlarged and built onto house of Earl of Thomond, and the Greyhound Inn next door, which were purchased by Charles II in 1668. Architect for extension, William Samwell. According to Count of Tuscany in 1669 `does not deserve to be called a king's residence' and a description of 1670 by John Evelyn also records its lack of grandeur. Details in (S1).
Rented to Duke of Somerset & Duke of Rutland in C18 and sold in 1819 when most pulled down except 2 lower storeys of SW block (now part of `Palace House Mansion')(S1).
2001: for 2 small excavationswithin area see (S3). HER mapping after (S2)(S3, fig 2).
For associated ice-house see NKT 016
A small excavation in advance of construction work, inconnection with the restoration of Charles II's palace, identified the remains of a late-medieval timber-framed house, apprently detroyed by fire in the 16th or 17th century, prior to the construction of the palace in the 1680s. See S5.
2001: English saltglazed tankard, dated 1756, incised M-Dibble/Newmarket, details in (S6).

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <S1> Monograph: May, P.. 1984. The Changing Face of Newmarket 1600-1760. May P, The Changing Face of Newmarket 1600-1760, 1984, 23-25, figs 11 & 25.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. (S1).
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Atfield, R.. 2008. Monitoring Report Generic. Craven J (SCCAS), 2005/31, 2005, fig 2.
  • <S3> Excavation archive: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Excavation Report. Sommers M (SCCAS), 2001/34.
  • <S4> Article in serial: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. PSIAH, 38 (3), 195, p.356.
  • <S5> Article in serial: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History. PSIAH 39 (1), p.99.
  • <S6> Finds Report: Anderson, S.. 2001. SCCAS Finds Record: Newmarket (NKT 005).

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Aug 8 2020 10:38AM

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