Monument record OKY 001 - Church of St Peter, Little Oakley; Church of St Andrew

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Summary

An indeterminate number of skeletons, aligned E-W, were found in an area of about 1/4 acre during bulldozing operations.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 1583 7741 (50m by 50m)
Map sheet TM17NE
Civil Parish BROME AND OAKLEY, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (5)

Full Description

An indeterminate number of skeletons, aligned E-W, were found in an area of about 1/4 acre during bulldozing operations. The skeletons were about 2 feet deep and in one case two skeletons were lying one above the other. Also a flint lined well and a small pit filled with oyster shells and one sherd of ? Med pottery. Possible plague burials ? Information per Ipswich Museum (S1).
Probable site of St Peter's church, Little Oakley. Listed in the Norwich Taxation of 1254 as 'Acle parva - nichil'. In 1764 it was recorded that 'Here were formerly two churches and parishes; Great Oakley, dedicated to St Nicholas; and Little Oakley, dedicated to St Andrew: They were consolidated 27 October 1449' (S2).
St Peter's church destroyed (S3), 1440 (S5) or prior to 1549 (S6). See also OKY 010 CRN 01621.

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <S1> (No record type): West Oliver, per IPSMG card, 960-11, 1960.
  • <R1> Museum Record Card: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 960-11, 1960.
  • <S2> (No record type): Kirby, J.. Kirby J, Suffolk Traveller, 1764 edition, 178.
  • <S3> (No record type): Parker J H and J, Architectural Notes on the Churches of Suffolk, 1855.
  • <S4> (No record type): Morley C, East Anglian Miscellany, 1923, number 6647.
  • <S5> (No record type): King, E.D.. King E D (Parish Recorder), Local History record sheets & sketch map, April 1971.
  • <S6> (No record type): Goult W, A Survey of Suffolk Parish History, SCC, 1990.

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Record last edited

Jul 3 1991 12:00AM

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