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Chapel of St Stephen, Bures St Mary

Description: Chapel of St Stephen

Grade: I
Date Listed: 10 January 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 277870

OS Grid Reference: TL9177034441
OS Grid Coordinates: 591770, 234441
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9753, 0.7907

Location: Bures, Suffolk CO8 5LD

Locality: Bures St Mary
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CO8 5LD

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Listing Text

Bures St Mary
5377 Chapel of St Stephen
(formerly listed as
Chapel Barn)
TL 9134 26/73 10.1.53.

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.

Listing NGR: TL9177034441

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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