Record Details

NHER Number:5941
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of St Mary's College

Summary

A chapel was constructed at this location by the Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary during the reign of Edward I (1272-1307). At the time of its construction this was the market-place of the town, known as Bailey End because it occupied part of the bailey of the castle (NHER 5747) which had been abandoned in the previous century. The chapel was incorporated sometime in the early 15th century, but was destroyed in 1547 at the dissolution. The ruins of the chapel appear on an 18th century map.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 8731 8269
Map Sheet:TL88SE
Parish:THETFORD, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

'At Bailey End'
A Guild chapel was founded at this location during the reign of Edward I, and it has become a collegiate chapel by around 1416. It was destroyed at the dissolution but is marked as a ruin by (S1).
Information from (S2).
E. Rose (NAU).
Updated H. Hamilton (NLA), 22 July 2008.

This chapel was constructed for the Fraternity or Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the end of the 13th century. At the time of its construction this was the market-place of the town, occupying part of the bailey of the castle (NHER 5747) which had been abandoned in the previous century. The chapel appears to have been incorporated sometime in the early 15th century. It was destroyed in 1547, at the dissolution.
See (S3) for further details.
H. Hamilton (NLA), 22 July 2008.

Monument Types

  • CHAPEL (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1272 AD to 1547 AD)
  • CHANTRY COLLEGE (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1416 AD to 1547 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---(No record type): Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Thetford.
<S1>Map: Martin, T.. 1740. MSS map. 2.
<S2>Archive: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S3>Publication: Jeffery, P.. 2004. The Collegiate Churches of England and Wales.. pp 241-2.

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