Monument record ORF 002 - Broad Street (Med)

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Priory of Austin Friars.


Grid reference Centred TM 4227 4973 (152m by 169m)
Map sheet TM44NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Ruined walls of priory of Austin Friars. Founded 1295, rebuilt and enlarged in 1337 after the buildling was destroyed by lightning in 1363, dissolved 1538 (S1)(R1)(R2).
1961: TM 4219 4977 C13/C14 green glaze face jug fragment found (S2).
1968: TM 4220 4976 Jug neck, buff ware found (S2).
1980s: Walls observed by Bob Carr (S3). For further remains of walls probably part of priory see ORF 033 & 035.
Sept 1995: monitoring at 74 Broad Street recorded crag & mortar walling from precinct wall and internal structure. Also recorded about 1m PMed made ground above Med layers (see ORF 035 and S5).
Mapping revised to extend S from Broad Street and West from Quay Street to reflect rectangular walled area shown on 19th century OS maps. Also see map of 1588 by Appleton which appears to delineate a larger area extending further west (S4).
Also PMed.

Sources/Archives (8)

  • <S1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS, card TM44NW2, 1977.
  • <R1> Bibliographic reference: Victoria County History of Suffolk (Vol I 1911; Vol II 1907). VCH Suffolk, 2, 130.
  • <R2> (No record type): Knowles, D. & Hadcock, R.N.. 1953. Medieval Religious Houses: England and Wales (1st ed). Knowles & Hadcock, Med Relig Houses, 1953, 201.
  • <S2> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 961-116 & 968-15.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. Site Report. SAU, Carr R D.
  • <S4> Cartographic materials: Map. Appleton, map of Aldeburgh, Orford, the Ness, Alde and Ore, 1588, SRO (Ipswich), P447/5.
  • <S5> Unpublished document: Atfield, R.. 2008. Monitoring Report Generic. Carr RD (SCCAS),Sept 1995, notated plan & section.
  • <S6> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

Finds (1)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (2)

Record last edited

Sep 22 2021 11:33AM

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