You are here: Home : Search : Search Results : Detailed Result
  |   Print  

CHAPEL OF THE CHARNEL

DESCRIPTION + /

The now ruined Chapel of the Charnel was the former charnel house of Bury St Edmunds Abbey. It was built from rubble flint with stone dressings in the late 13th century by John of Northwold. Now roofless, the walls both inside and outside are covered with memorial tablets, mostly dating from the first half of the 14th century. The charnel house stood in the abbey cemetery; its vaulted crypt used for storing human skeletal remains.

The site of Bury St Edmunds Abbey is under the guardianship of English Heritage.

PICTURES + / -
DETAIL + / -
MORE INFORMATION & SOURCES
+ / -
RELATED MONUMENTS + / -
MONUMENT TYPES + / -
COMMENTS + / -
Please help us keep our information accurate let us know if you see any errors on this page.

Further information about monuments may be obtained by contacting Archive Services, through the Historic England website.