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Remains of Grey Friars Monastery

A Grade II* Listed Building in Dunwich, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2755 / 52°16'31"N

Longitude: 1.6307 / 1°37'50"E

OS Eastings: 647779

OS Northings: 270360

OS Grid: TM477703

Mapcode National: GBR YXX.C2V

Mapcode Global: VHM7K.62YF

Entry Name: Remains of Grey Friars Monastery

Listing Date: 25 October 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1030715

English Heritage Legacy ID: 285547

Location: Dunwich, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP17

County: Suffolk

District: Suffolk Coastal

Civil Parish: Dunwich

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Dunwich St James

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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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

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