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Remains of Grey Friars Monastery, Dunwich

Description: Remains of Grey Friars Monastery

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 285547

OS Grid Reference: TM4777970360
OS Grid Coordinates: 647779, 270360
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2755, 1.6307

Locality: Dunwich
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP17 3DR

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There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Grey Friars, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.

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Listing Text


7/31 Remains of Grey Friars
25.10.51 Monastery

- II*

Ruins of convent of Franciscan friars, comprising walling enclosing an area of
just over 7 acres, 2 gateways to the west and a small fragment of one of the
monastic buildings. Founded here after 1289; surviving remains probably late
C14. Random flint and stone with stone dressings, some later repairs in pebble
and brick. Both gateways have moulded 4-centre arches; the smaller gateway to
the north has flushwork panelling above. The surviving fragment of the
monastic buildings stood along the south side of the cloister; the north wall
has buttresses and 2 tiers of window openings with 4-centre arches, some
restored, one arch with cusping. The boundary wall is fragmentary in places.
Scheduled Ancient Monument (County No. 40).

Listing NGR: TM4777970360

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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