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Latitude: 52.2542 / 52°15'15"N
Longitude: 0.7142 / 0°42'51"E
OS Eastings: 585356
OS Northings: 265255
OS Grid: TL853652
Mapcode National: GBR QDT.MDF
Mapcode Global: VHKD4.BLDR
Entry Name: St Saviours Hospital
Listing Date: 7 August 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1363685
English Heritage Legacy ID: 466824
Location: Bury St. Edmunds, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk, IP32
District: St. Edmundsbury
Civil Parish: Bury St Edmunds
Built-Up Area: Bury St Edmunds
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
Church of England Parish: Bury St Edmunds St John the Evangelist
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
BURY ST EDMUNDS
TL8565SW FORNHAM ROAD
639-1/1/353 (East side)
07/08/52 St Saviour's Hospital (remains)
Part of the medieval Hospital of St Saviour. Founded 1184/85
by Abbot Sampson. Flint with stone dressings; roofless. Often
said to be part of a gatehouse, but in fact part of the west
end of a long range extending eastwards.
Excavations in 1991 revealed the base of the remaining walling
and indicated that the building was in 2 phases, and probably
consisted of a hall with a chapel at the east end. A central
doorway has a pointed stone-dressed arch.
Above, in the remains of a stone-framed recess, is a plaque
recording the death of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, uncle of
Henry VI, who is said to have been murdered here in 1447. (Cf.
Procs. Suff Inst Arch Vol XIX p.255).
Scheduled Ancient Monument.
(BOE: Pevsner N: Radcliffe E: Suffolk: London: 1974-: 153).
Listing NGR: TL8535665255
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