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© Mr T. P. C. Bramer

IoE Number: 277870
Location: CHAPEL BARN,
  BURES ST MARY, BABERGH, SUFFOLK
Photographer: Mr T. P. C. Bramer
Date Photographed: 21 September 2006
Date listed: 10 January 1953
Date of last amendment: 09 February 1978
Grade I

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Bures St Mary5377Chapel of St Stephen(formerly listed asChapel Barn)TL 9134 26/7310.1.53.

Bures St Mary 1. 5377 Chapel of St Stephen (formerly listed as Chapel Barn) TL 9134 26/73 10.1.53. I 2. Originally a chapel said to have been erected by Abbot Sampson of Bury in the late C12 or early C13, on the site of the King Church where Edmund was crowned King of the Angles in 855. A stone rubble building with heavy buttresses on the south and east sides. There are 3 tall lancet windows in the east end and smaller lancets in the north and south walls. On the north side there is a gabled 2 storey entrance bay with exposed timber-framing and brick nogging on the 1st storey. The interior has 3 fine tombs of the De Vere family removed from Colne Priory, Earls Colne, Essex. One is to Robert de Vere, 5th Earl of Oxford (d 1296) has ogee arched niches on the sides. Another to Thomas de Vere, 8th Earl of Oxford (d 1371) also has ogee arched niches on the sides, and the third to Richard de Vere (d 1417) and his wife Alice is of alabaster. All the tombs have recumbent figures.

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