Monument record ORF 010 - Sudbourne Hall; ?Hospital of St Leonard

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C11-C14 sherds and two tudor bricks, and female skeleton found E of Sudbourne Hall by N Smedley of Ipswich Museum in May 1956; close to location of possible Med hospital site.


Grid reference Centred TM 412 511 (101m by 100m)
Map sheet TM45SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

C11-C14 sherds and two tudor bricks, found E of Sudbourne Hall by N Smedley of Ipswich Museum in May 1956. `Female skeleton of uncertain date but probably "recent" also found, and finally reburied' (S1). Findspot is very close to the site of `The Hospital', a group of buildings shown on a map by John Norden c.1600 (S2). This may be one of the two medieval hospitals recorded in Orford (St Leonard and St John the Baptist). The chapel of St John the Baptist was standing on the N side of the river in 1500, so this is perhaps the Hospital of St Leonard, recorded in existence in 1320 (S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Index: Ipswich Museum. IPSMG card. IPSMG, card 956-60, 1956.
  • <S2> (No record type): Buisseret D, Perambulating the County of Suffolk (England) with John Norden, 1600, Mapline no 63, 19.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Victoria County History of Suffolk (Vol I 1911; Vol II 1907). VCH, Suffolk, I, 1907, 139-140.

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Record last edited

May 10 2022 3:11PM

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