Monument record LCS 018 - Church of St Margaret

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Summary

Church of St Margaret, original church pulled down (1853) except for C15 tower, which was preserved.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 4388 6254 (79m by 140m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM46SW
Civil Parish LEISTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (3)

Full Description

Pre 1066: 3 churches + 100 acres free land.
Church of St Mary, original church pulled down (1853) except for C15 tower, which was preserved. Church rebuilt in cruciform plan, consists of chancel, N & S transepts, nave, N & S porches, W tower (S3). Details in (S1)(S2).
There is a church, probably not this one, listed in Leiston in the Domesday Survey of 1086. Two other churches are recorded, thought to refer to churches in the parishes of Aldringham and Thebeton (S4). Scarfe records this as a possible Domesday Minster (S4).
2005: 2 test holes for new underfloor heating insertion monitored in April (S5) and for subsequent underfloor lowering in Sept 2005 (S6). No medieval levels disturbed though some re-used medieval stonework recorded. Details in (S6).

Sources/Archives (7)

  • --- Unpublished document: Boulter, S.. 2005. St Margaret's., Leiston. A Record of Archaeological Work associated with the intersion of a new underfloor heating system.
  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner N & Radcliffe E. 1974. The Buildings of England: Suffolk. 329.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Cautley H M. 1975. Suffolk Churches. 325.
  • <S3> (No record type): Goult W, A Survey of Suffolk Parish History: E 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> Unpublished document: Atfield, R.. 2008. Monitoring Report Generic. Boulter S (SCCAS), Leiseston st Margaret : Record of test pitting, 2005.
  • <S6> Unpublished document: Atfield, R.. 2008. Monitoring Report Generic. Boulter S (SCCAS), St Margaret's, Leiston, Monitoring Report 2005/166, 2005.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Nov 23 2012 4:53PM

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