Monument record SXM 020 - Saxmundham

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Indicative area of Medieval town of Saxmundham


Grid reference Centred TM 3864 6303 (403m by 523m)
Map sheet TM36SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Medieval town of Saxmundham, defined from historic maps and locations of listed buildings.
1271/72, grant for market and fair for John de Ramseye.
1310/11, grant of market and fair for Thomas de Verley to be held on 7 acres in Saxmundham on ascension day.
1679, described as 'little market' with 'pretty full market on Thursdays'.
1792, market held on Thursday (S1, S2).
After Hodskinson's map of 1783 (S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Dymond D and Martin E. 1999. An Historical Atlas of Suffolk (revised edition). Scarfe N, 'Medieval and Later Markets', 76-7.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Goult W. 1990. A Survey of Suffolk Parish History.
  • <S3> Cartographic materials: Hodskinson. Hodskinson map, 1783.

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  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Aug 11 2011 6:03PM

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