Monument record FML 052 - Framlingham

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Medieval town of Framlingham.


Grid reference Centred TM 2847 6361 (799m by 489m)
Map sheet TM26SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Medieval town of Framlingham. Established as the main stronghold of the powerful Bigod family with 'and a thriving town beside it' (S1). The market was first recorded in 1270. Area of town includes castle (FML 001, with mere FML 021 to W), church (FML 009), cemetery (Sax & Med)(FML 002), medieval wall (FML 028) and possible town ditch (see FML 051), medieval pits etc (FML 039), medieval finds from trenched evaluation (FML 018), water mill (FML 023 & 027), and manorial boundary & bridge (FML 027).
For documentary history and research see (S2)(S3).
Also see separate entries for Listed Buildings within the defined area.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Dymond D and Martin E. 1999. An Historical Atlas of Suffolk (revised edition). Wade K & Dymond D 'Smaller Medieval Towns', 162-3, map.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Alexander, M.. 2007. Framlingham Castle, Suffolk: The Landscape Context.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Ridgard J. 2009. Great Framlingham in Suffolk and the Howard Dukes of Norfolk.

Finds (0)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (0)

Record last edited

Nov 5 2010 12:23PM

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