Bungay :: Shared Description

Bungay is a small town in northern Suffolk. The origins of the town are Anglo Saxon, the land belonging to the tribe of Bonna, a Saxon chieftain. Due to its high position, protected by the River Waveney and marshes, the site was in a good defensive position and attracted settlers from early times. During the Roman occupation, Bungay was an important military station with a camp near Wainford and a Roman well in the nearby the Buttercross. Also various Roman artefacts have been found in the area (including coins near Clays printers). When the Romans returned to their own homeland in the early 5th century, Britain was invaded by Saxon tribes, and the extensive settlement at Bungay is indicated by the large burial site in the Joyce Road area dating from the 6th - 7th century. Also Saxon earthworks/defences near the castle.
Bungay Castle was built by the Normans, but was later rebuilt by Roger Bigod and his family, who also owned Framlingham Castle. There is the Norman church, Holy Trinity and the 12th century parish church of St. Mary was once the church of the Benedictine Priory (founded by Gundreda). The priory is in ruin, along with the castle. Most of the centre of Bungay was destroyed in 1688 by a major fire. Now the heritage feel means it is a conservation area and off the tourist trail.
by Ashley Dace
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TM3389 : Priory Wall by Ashley Dace
TM3389 : Spirelets at St Mary's Church by Ashley Dace
TM3389 : Bungay Priory by Ashley Dace
TM3389 : St Mary's Church by Ashley Dace
TM3389 : Ditchingham Maltings by Ashley Dace
TM3389 : Bungay Priory (remains of) by Ashley Dace
TM3389 : Spirelet on the Tower by Ashley Dace
TM3389 : Bungay - Trinity Street by Ashley Dace
TM3389 : Bungay Priory (remains of) by Ashley Dace
TM3389 : Holy Trinity Church by Ashley Dace
TM3389 : Bungay from Above by Ashley Dace
TM3389 : Bungay Priory (remains of ) by Ashley Dace
TM3389 : Holy Trinity Church Bungay by Ashley Dace
TM3389 : The Town of Bungay by Ashley Dace
TM3389 : Former King's Head Hotel by Richard Croft
TM3389 : Bigod's Castle by Richard Croft
TM3389 : Old Doorway in St Mary's Church by Ashley Dace
TM3389 : View to Wainford by Ashley Dace
TM3389 : Clays Printers by Ashley Dace
TM3389 : Cork Brick Alley by Richard Croft
TM3389 : Bungay Street by Ashley Dace
TM3389 : Saxon Earthworks by Ashley Dace
TM3389 : Inside Bungay Bell Tower by Ashley Dace
TM3389 : North to Norfolk by Ashley Dace
TM3389 : St.Mary's church & Priory ruins by Richard Croft

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Created: Thu, 29 Jul 2010, Updated: Sat, 31 Jul 2010

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