Bury St Edmunds: Chapel of the Charnel

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Located within the grounds of the Abbey is the ruins of the Charnel Chapel by the elected 16th Abbot, John of Northwold.

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 Dating to the late 13th century, the Chapel is constructed of rubble flint and stone dressings and features numerous memorial tablets.

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The Chapel was built to store the bones originally buried in the Great Churchyard.

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The Chapel of the Charnel is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and is Grade I listed

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