Monument record LDG 010 - Tinkers' Close

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Summary

Possible outer bailey area to castle containing the church, a probable triangular market place (Tinkers' Close) and possible burgage plots.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 719 581 (439m by 496m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TL75NW
Civil Parish LIDGATE, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

Possible outer bailey area to castle containing the church, a probable triangular market place (Tinkers' Close) and possible burgage plots. A weekly market existed here between C13-C15 (a market was in use 1279), even though there is no record of an actual market grant. Manorial records refer to `burgesses' and `burgage tenure', some at least at or in `le Baille' (S1).
Tinkers' Close has now been incorporated into an arable field, with a track down one side. A sloping pasture field to the S of the church has earthworks of a wide ditch and undulations possibly indicative of house sites (S3)(S4).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> (No record type): Bailey M (Corpus Christi, Cambridge), April & June 1996.
  • <S2> (No record type): Lidgate enclosure act & map, 1817, SRO(B) 1201/5.
  • <S3> (No record type): North C, annotated 1903 25" map, December 1995.
  • <S4> (No record type): SAU, Martin E, site visit, 1996.

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Record last edited

Jun 4 2021 10:15PM

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