Monument record BSE 241 - Beodricsworth; St Edmund's Bury (Sax)

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Middle and Late Saxon settlement area of Bury St Edmunds (Beodricsworth, then St Edmund's Bury).


Grid reference Centred TL 85801 64146 (723m by 1704m)
Map sheet TL86SE


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Middle & late Saxon Bury (Beodricsworth). A small monastery (see BSE 010 - Sax) founded in circa 633. Probably much developed after transference of body of St Edmund in early 10th century. For M Sax pottery (Ipswich ware) located in area - see BSE 010, 013, 026, 117, 127, 144 & 208. Other evidence consists of post hole buildings and a stylus (BSE 010 - Abbey) and features, artefacts and metal working debris form BSE 127 (St Edmunds Nursing Home). For L Sax pottery (mainly Thetford ware), buildings, features etc, see BSE 003, 010, 013, 026, 030, 043, 052, 084, 124, 127, 144, 150, 155, 168, 174, 183, 202 & Misc (sf 6814). It is also suggested that he first town defences were constructed by Canute (1016-1035) - see BSE 136, 139, 140 & 142.
HER mapping loosely based on road line and excavated finds distribution but excludes line of medieval (& Saxon?) town defences.
Also Med.

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Oct 23 2018 1:22PM

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