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BABWELL FRIARY

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  Grey Friars Monastery
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Franciscan foundation of 1263, dissolved 1538. Upstanding remains of the precinct wall and buried features. The monks were moved here, outside the North gate, in 1263 after 30 years of discouragement from the monks of St Edmund's Abbey. Excavations have revealed part of the precinct wall, several graves, one of which, a priest, may indicate the site of the church. The building within which this inhumation was found had impressions of tiles in the mortar. A second building which had at least 5 cells was also observed. Scheduled. Wall is Listed.

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