Reredorter at Bury St Edmunds

Bury St Edmunds Abbey © David Gill

The reredorter for the abbey at Bury St Edmunds lies to the east of the dorter (i.e. one the side closest to the river Lark) and to the north of the prior’s house. The structure appears to date to the 13th century.

Reredorter at Bury St Edmunds Abbey © David Gill

For other examples: Binham Priory; Castle Acre Priory; Rievalux Abbey.

Author: David Gill

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

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