The charnel house at Bury St Edmunds lay within the precinct of the abbey, just to the south of the west end. It lies in what is now the Great Cemetery. This structure was built by Abbot John Northwold (d. 1301) [see ODNB]. This was constructed to take the bones of the dead recovered from the construction of new graves.
The Suffolk Museum of the Years Awards 2017 took place at the University of Suffolk last night. The awards, hosted by BBC Radio Suffolk’s Lesley Dolphin, were as follows:
- Suffolk Museum of the Year 2017: Palace House: National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art
- Family Friendly museum: Moyse’s Hall Museum
- Museum Object of the Year: the dwile flonking trophy at Halesworth and District Museum
- Learning and Access Award: West Stow Anglo Saxon Village
- Merit Awards: The Red House and East Anglia Transport Museum
Congratulations to the winners, short-listed museums and to all museums across Suffolk.
Tom Potter, “Newmarket’s National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art named Suffolk Museum of the Year“, EADT 9 October 2017.
The National Trust has been awarded £1.8 million by the Heritage Lottery Fund to enhance the visitor experience at Sutton Hoo. One of the projects will be to create a 17 m high viewing tower to give some visitors views of the burial ground. Tranmer House, overlooking the cemetery, will be the home for a new interpretative exhibition.
The gateway to Framlingham Castle enters through the base of Tower 1.
On the eastern side are Towers 4, 5, and 6.
The present descent from the wall walkway is through Tower 10.
Access to the wall walkway is through Tower 11.
A 16th century bridge provided access from the inner court to the garden on the other side of the ditch in the outer bailey. The bridge was constructed from stone and brick.
Access was adjacent to Tower 7.
John Howard, the First Duke of Norfolk, was killed at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 where he was commanding the part of Richard III’s army.
His tomb appears to be located in a tomb constructed on the north side of the aisle of the church at Thetford Priory, and adjacent to the north transept. The body may have been moved to St Michael’s, Framlingham.
The tomb of Thomas Howard (1443-1524), Second Duke of Norfolk, was placed at the east end of the original church (that had been extended). He defeated the army of James IV of Scotland at Flodden in September 1513.
Howard died at Framlingham Castle in May 1524 and his body was buried at Thetford.
In the South Transept was the Chapel of St Nicholas.
The crossing stood below the central tower with the choir stalls immediately to the west at the head of the nave. The nave was constructed during the time of Abbot Anselm (1119-1148).
To the east of the crossing lay the high altar and beneath it the crypt.