Monument record OUL 004 - Church of St Michael (Med)

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Medieval Church of St Michael - none recorded at Oulton in the Domesday survey although claimed in (S2).


Grid reference Centred TM 5100 9357 (101m by 104m) Centred on
Map sheet TM59SW


Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Medieval Church of St Michael - none recorded at Oulton in the Domesday survey although claimed in (S2).
Church of St Michael. Probably Norman, tri-portite originally, central Norman tower, chancel, rebuilt in C14 & nave much altered in C15. Ruined chapel nearby. Traces of (Norman?) S transept from original cruciform church (S3). For details see (S1)(S2).
Scarfe records this as a probable Domesday Minster (S4).
1978: group of Medieval decorated tiles with both raised and impressed decoration. Sizes 12.5" X 11" X 1.75" (mainly, though only 1 has all dimensions present) and 6" X 6.5" X 1.25" (1). Photos in parish file. Said to have been found in churchyard in 1978 - no further details (S5).
2005: impressed medieval tiles recovered when a fresh grave was dug into sand reported by Paul Durbidge (copy of communication not located in 2013)(S5).
2008: for church recording and monitoring of groundworks see PMed.

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner N & Radcliffe E. 1974. The Buildings of England: Suffolk. 387.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Cautley H M. 1975. Suffolk Churches. 337.
  • <S3> (No record type): Goult W, A Survey of Suffolk Parish History, East Suffolk I-Y, 1990.
  • <S4> Bibliographic reference: Dymond D and Martin E. 1999. An Historical Atlas of Suffolk (revised edition). Scarfe N, 'Domesday Churches', 3rd ed, 1999, map 21.
  • <S5> Verbal communication: Personal communication. Durbidge P, letter to Plouviez J, August 2013, photos.
  • <S6> Index: DoE. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.

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Record last edited

Jan 31 2022 2:57PM

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