Monument record SUY 001 - St Leonard's Hospital (site of); Colnes Hospital

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Site of St Leonard's Hospital.


Grid reference Centred TL 8683 4241 (49m by 49m)
Map sheet TL84SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Site of St Leonard's Hospital.
Founded in 1272 by John Colneys or Colness, its first governor or warden. The estates of the hospital were vested in Feoffees by deed of 16 January 1445-6. Was not suppressed by Henry VIII or Edward VI. In the later corporation books of Sudbury there are several references to the `hospital called Colnes' and lands adjoining. In 1619-20 `the little house at the Colnes' was rebuilt. In 1657 John Rider was appointed governor. The last person who bore the name of governor or master, was called Loveday, died in 1813 (S2). In 1822 the building was let in rooms to fifteen poor people and the land to other people... In 1858 the managers, the Municipal Church Trustees, built two detached double tenements near the site of the old buildings. Further details in (S3) (S4).
2014: An archaeological evaluation at St Bartholomew's Lane (SUY 137) revealed no features to suggest that the hospital's plot extended north onto the site (S1).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> (No record type): OS, 6 inch record map.
  • <R1> Index: OS. OS Card. OS card, TL84SE9.
  • <R2> (No record type): Copy of Charter to the Colnyse in Sudbury St Leonards, 1372, SRO (Bury St Edmunds), E2/41/96.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Victoria County History of Suffolk (Vol I 1911; Vol II 1907). VCH, Suffolk, 2, 1907, 140-1.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. PSIA, 7(3), 1891, 268-274.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Newman, J.. 2014. Land Off St Bartholomew's Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk: Archaeological Evaluation Report.

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Record last edited

Sep 9 2016 10:26AM

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