Monument record BSE 040 - Chapel of the Charnel

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Scheduled Monument - Early C14 chapel.


Grid reference Centred TL 856 640 (33m by 26m)
Map sheet TL86SE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

Early C14 chapel. Flint walls circa 8 feet high. W end rebuilt. Windows blocked. Walls, inside and out, covered with memorial tablets mostly first half of C19. Interior is a garden. Surrounded by C18 iron railings. Vaults are still used for burials. It stood in the graveyard attached to the Abbey (S1).
Rectangular E-W main cell with triangular E end. Max internal dimensions 17.95m x 6.70m. Flint rubble core, originally with ashlar external face. Three entrance openings on each N & S wall. Signs of large windows above. Part buried by at least 1m of soil (S2).
Built by John of Northwold (AD 1279-1301). Had a triangular E end (R1).

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <R1> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner N & Radcliffe E. 1974. The Buildings of England: Suffolk. Pevsner N, The buildings of England, Suffolk, 1974, 137.
  • <M1> Scheduling record: English Heritage. Scheduled Ancient Monument file. (S1).
  • <S1> (No record type): DOE scheduling information, 1986.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. Site Report. SAU, Carr R D, Site Visit notes, August 1998.
  • <M2> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Plan & interpretation.

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Record last edited

Mar 9 2012 5:12PM

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