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© Mr Richard Storey

IoE Number: 466824
Location: ST SAVIOURS HOSPITAL, FORDHAM ROAD (east side)
  BURY ST EDMUNDS, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK
Photographer: Mr Richard Storey
Date Photographed: 07 August 2003
Date listed: 07 August 1952
Date of last amendment: 07 August 1952
Grade I

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BURY ST EDMUNDSTL8565SWFORNHAM ROAD639-1/1/353(East side)

BURY ST EDMUNDS TL8565SW FORNHAM ROAD 639-1/1/353 (East side) 07/08/52 St Saviour's Hospital (remains) GV I Part of the medieval Hospital of St Saviour. Founded 1184/85 by Abbot Sampson. Flint with stone dressings; roofless. Often said to be part of a gatehouse, but in fact part of the west end of a long range extending eastwards. Excavations in 1991 revealed the base of the remaining walling and indicated that the building was in 2 phases, and probably consisted of a hall with a chapel at the east end. A central doorway has a pointed stone-dressed arch. Above, in the remains of a stone-framed recess, is a plaque recording the death of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, uncle of Henry VI, who is said to have been murdered here in 1447. (Cf. Procs. Suff Inst Arch Vol XIX p.255). Scheduled Ancient Monument. (BOE: Pevsner N: Radcliffe E: Suffolk: London: 1974-: 153).

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