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Abbots Bridge and Adjoining East Precinct Wall

A Grade I Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.246 / 52°14'45"N

Longitude: 0.72 / 0°43'11"E

OS Eastings: 585788

OS Northings: 264356

OS Grid: TL857643

Mapcode National: GBR QF0.2W7

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.FTH2

Entry Name: Abbots Bridge and Adjoining East Precinct Wall

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375552

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466453

Location: Bury St. Edmunds, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk, IP33

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: St James Bury St Edmunds

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


639-1/8/97 Abbot's Bridge and adjoining east
07/08/52 Precinct wall


Monastic bridge across the River Lark at the north-west corner
of the Abbey Precincts. Late C12 with C14 additions. In rubble
flint and stone with freestone to buttresses and arches. A
central pointed arch and flanking segmental arches on the
north-east face carry the precinct wall, with 2 C14
breakwaters and 2 flying buttresses added between the arches.
On the south-west face 3 segmental arches, each said to have
formerly carried a portcullis, support a walkway which links
the bridge with the C12 precinct wall leading to the vineyards
on the east side of the river. In coursed and rubble flint, in
parts more than 2 metres high, this wall extends some 98
metres to join the remains of the north wall of the vineyards.
A short stretch of ashlar-faced return wall ends with a
buttress on the river bank.
Scheduled Ancient Monument.
(BOE: Pevsner N: Radcliffe E: Suffolk: London: 1974-: 140).

Listing NGR: TL8578864356

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