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Chapel of St Stephen

A Grade I Listed Building in Bures St. Mary, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.9753 / 51°58'31"N

Longitude: 0.7907 / 0°47'26"E

OS Eastings: 591770

OS Northings: 234441

OS Grid: TL917344

Mapcode National: GBR RKQ.2QM

Mapcode Global: VHKFJ.NMC2

Entry Name: Chapel of St Stephen

Listing Date: 10 January 1953

Last Amended: 9 February 1978

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1351742

English Heritage Legacy ID: 277870

Location: Bures St. Mary, Babergh, Suffolk, CO8

County: Suffolk

District: Babergh

Civil Parish: Bures St. Mary

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Bures St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

Bures St Mary
1.
5377 Chapel of St Stephen
(formerly listed as
Chapel Barn)
TL 9134 26/73 10.1.53.
I

2.
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 from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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