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© Mr Luke Barber

IoE Number: 466453
Location: ABBOTS BRIDGE AND ADJOINING EAST PRECINCT WALL, ABBEY PRECINCTS
  BURY ST EDMUNDS, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK
Photographer: Mr Luke Barber
Date Photographed: 30 July 2003
Date listed: 07 August 1952
Date of last amendment: 07 August 1952
Grade I

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BURY ST EDMUNDSTL8564SEABBEY PRECINCTS639-1/8/97Abbot's Bridge and adjoining east

BURY ST EDMUNDS TL8564SE ABBEY PRECINCTS 639-1/8/97 Abbot's Bridge and adjoining east 07/08/52 Precinct wall GV I Monastic bridge across the River Lark at the north-west corner of the Abbey Precincts. Late C12 with C14 additions. In rubble flint and stone with freestone to buttresses and arches. A central pointed arch and flanking segmental arches on the north-east face carry the precinct wall, with 2 C14 breakwaters and 2 flying buttresses added between the arches. On the south-west face 3 segmental arches, each said to have formerly carried a portcullis, support a walkway which links the bridge with the C12 precinct wall leading to the vineyards on the east side of the river. In coursed and rubble flint, in parts more than 2 metres high, this wall extends some 98 metres to join the remains of the north wall of the vineyards. A short stretch of ashlar-faced return wall ends with a buttress on the river bank. Scheduled Ancient Monument. (BOE: Pevsner N: Radcliffe E: Suffolk: London: 1974-: 140).

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