Monument record MDM 008 - Church of All Saints (Med)

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All Saints Church (vicarage). One of the 2 1/2 churches recorded in Mendham in Domesday Book. On site of Anglo-Saxon minster?


Grid reference Centred TM 2697 8295 (76m by 80m)
Map sheet TM28SE


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All Saints Church (vicarage). Nave, chancel, W tower, N and S aisles. Partly Decorated, partly Perpendicular. Recorded in Norwich Taxation of 1254. One of the 2 1/2 churches recorded in Mendham in Domesday Book - probably that belonging to the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds (S1). On site of Anglo-Saxon minster ?. See CRN 00683.
According to C Morley, Shotford Chapel was in the churchyard; founded 1347 by Oliver de Ingham (S2).
Said to have served the Norfolk portion of Mendham parish - area of Shotford Hall.
Mentioned in the Taxatio Ecclesiastica of Pope Nicholas IV (circa 1291): Capella de Shotford.
The advowson of Shotford Chapel was given to Mendham Priory by Sir Miles de Stapleton (Patent Rolls, 8 Ric II, part I, 6).
3 small body sherds found loose in molehills on surface of churchyard. 2 probable C13th, 1 probable C17th. Identified by Tim Pestell 29/06/1995. S4

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: 1911. VCH Suffolk 1. 504 468 485 516.
  • <S2> (No record type): Morley C, A check list of the sacred buildings of Suffolk, to which are added gilds, PSIA, 29, 1926,.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology. Archaeol in Suff 1984, PSIA, 36, 1985, (1), 47-48.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Finds Report. Pestell, T., 29/06/1995.

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Sep 7 2005 11:28AM

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