The crypt of the abbey at Bury St Edmunds lies at the east end of the abbey church. The new stone church was constructed during the time of Abbot Baldwin. A comparable crypt can also be seen at St Augustine’s Abbey at Canterbury.
The shrine of St Edmund was located behind the high altar, immediately above the crypt.
At the east end of the crypt were three chapels. In the centre was the chapel of St Mary in the crypt, and to its north the chapel of St Anne.
On the south side was the chapel of St Robert, with the altar of Edward the Confessor.