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Chapel at St Bartholomew's Farm, Sudbury

Description: Chapel at St Bartholomew's Farm

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 3 March 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 275913

OS Grid Reference: TL8709942803
OS Grid Coordinates: 587099, 242803
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0520, 0.7273

Location: 47 St Bartholomews Lane, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 1YB

Locality: Sudbury
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CO10 1YB

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There is also a scheduled monument, St Bartholomew's Chapel, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

In the entry for:
Chapel of
St Bartholomew
Bartholomew's Farm

The address shall be amended to read: ST BARTHOLOMEW'S LANE

Chapel at
St Bartholomew's
Priory Farm

The grade shall be upgraded to 11*, the building shall be included for Group
Value (GV), the description shall be amended to read:-

Chapel, now outbuilding. Early C15. Uncoursed flint rubble;
gabled old tile roof. Rectangular single-cell plan. Offset diagonal
corner buttresses and offset buttress to centre of 2-bay north and south eleva-
tions. Most window tracery has been lost. Moulded Tudor-arched
architraves to east window, which has remains of cusped Perpendicular
tracery to head; hood moulds with head stops over moulded 2-centred
arched windows to north and south, with remains of cusped Perpendicular
tracery to heads; hood mould over ancient studded door Set in moulded
2-centred architrave to west of south elevation; moulded Tudor-arched
architrave to west window, which has Cl9 brick to head. Interior:
complete trussed rafter roof of uniform scantling with no longitudinal
support. History: this chapel served the cell or grange of the Benedictine
Westminster Abbey, in existence on this site from 1115 to 1538; there is also a
C14 barn (q.v.) and post-dissolution farmhouse on the site; the prior's lodging
was demolished in 1779.
(C F D Sperling, A Short History of Sudbury, 1896)

1. Chapel of St Bartholomew,
1692 Bartholomewls Farm

TL 84 SE 1/2 3.3.52


Approximately quarter mile off Melford Road. The remaining part of a Benedictine
Prior established here as a cell to Westminster Abbey during 2nd half reign
Henry IV. De-molished 1779. This building early Perpendicular in fairly
good state of preservation, though no longer used except for storage (service
held once a year until circa 1830). It is a rectangular building of mixed
rubble with stone dressings (much defaced) and it has no chancel, aisles,
or tower. AM.

Listing NGR: TL8709942803

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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