Monument record DUN 006 - Hospital of Holy Trinity ; Maison Dieu Hospital

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Summary

Scheduled Monument - Site of Maison Dieu hospital.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 4788 7072 (81m by 121m)
Map sheet TM47SE
Civil Parish DUNWICH, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Site of Maison Dieu hospital. Hospital of Holy Trinity, scheduled 2 July 1970.
Site under grass and shingle. Earthworks mentioned in AM7 even less distinguishable due to flattening of area by cars. Bank noted on W still in evidence, that to E seems to have disappeared (S1)
July 1988: TM 4792 7068 - `Following the total destruction by fire of the old Tea Rooms a new building was started. Foundation trenches were excavated by machine on 26 July and observed by Keith Wade. Natural yellow sand was encountered at 80-90 cms below ground surface throughout. Remains of 2nd World War pillbox lie at W end. At mid point of N foundation trench a rounded flint beach pebble, sandstone block and mortar wall, 0.8m wide, was cut through. The wall was running N-S but was not seen in the S foundation trench'.
To the W of the wall a mortar layer was observed running for about 4m at a depth of 60-90 cm.
A local fisherman also claimed human skeletons found just E of Tea Rooms closely buried E to W in shallow graves. Seems likely the Med hospital lay at the S end of scheduled area partly under Tea Rooms. Plan and section in parish file (S2).
March 1996: monitoring of surface grading and new drainage system for car park - suggested redeposition of Medieval building demolition material - details in (S3).
2011: for part examination by Time Team (Wessex Archaeology) see DUN 105.

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <M1> (No record type): SAM file :.
  • <S1> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. Scheduling information.
  • <S2> (No record type): SAU (Wade K), excavation summary, plan and section, July 1988.
  • <M2> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: copy (S2)(S3).
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Atfield, R.. 2008. Monitoring Report Generic. Abbott C, SCCAS Report 96/7, March 1996.

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Record last edited

Jul 5 2012 12:01PM

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