Monument record LCS 143 - Medieval town of Leiston.

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Summary

Leiston Medieval Town.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 4448 6248 (624m by 497m)
Map sheet TM46SW
Civil Parish LEISTON, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Medieval town of Leiston, recorded as having grant of market (and fair) in 1312 (Fridays) and 1391 (Tuesdays) - out of use by 17th century (S1). To east, and separate from, church (LCS 018), Hall and 'The Great House' (Hodskinson). Formed as square arrangement of roads extending to S and E.
HER mapping approximate after Hodskinson's (1783) and OS 1st edition (1837) mapping.
Further details and documentary research needed.
Also note former coastal township of Sizewell in parish - see LCS 170.

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Dymond D and Martin E. 1999. An Historical Atlas of Suffolk (revised edition). Scarfe N, p 77.
  • <S2> Map: J Hodskinson. 1783. The County of Suffolk Surveyed. map.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 22 2018 11:48AM

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