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St Saviours Hospital

A Grade I Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2542 / 52°15'15"N

Longitude: 0.7142 / 0°42'51"E

OS Eastings: 585356

OS Northings: 265254

OS Grid: TL853652

Mapcode National: GBR QDT.MDF

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.BLDR

Plus Code: 9F427P37+MM

Entry Name: St Saviours Hospital

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1363685

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466824

Location: Bury St. Edmunds, West Suffolk, Suffolk, IP32

County: Suffolk

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

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Listing Text


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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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