Bury St Edmunds Abbey

Bury St Edmunds Abbey © David Gill

The remains of Bury St Edmunds Abbey are in state guardianship and can be found in the Abbey Gardens. The recently constructed tower of St Edmundsbury Cathedral (Church of England) provides an excellent viewing platform for the abbey remains.

The abbey lies to the east of the present cathedral with remains of the nave. There are substantial architectural remains at the crossing below the central tower. To the left is the north transept, with St Martin’s Chapel and the Lady Chapel. Beyond the crossing is the crypt with the shrine of St Edmund.

To the left and behind the north transept is the chapter house, and the prior’s house.

Author: David Gill

David Gill is Honorary Professor in the Centre for Heritage at the University of Kent, and Honorary Research Fellow in the School of History and an Academic Associate in SISJAC at UEA; Professor of Archaeological Heritage.

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