Burgh TM 23 51
Suffolk Directions: Junction of B1079 and Drabs Lane
In use - Church of England

Contact - Rev Canon Hilary, The Rectory, Grundisburgh, Woodbridge, Suffolk

Tel: 01473 735183

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“St Botulf died on 17th June 680 and was buried at the site of his famous minster. His tomb appears to have survived the destruction wrought by the Danes, for in 970 his bones were moved with the consent of King Edgar. The intention appears to have been to divide his potent relics for use in the more famous minsters of the day, but for some reason they only got as far as the spot where the church of St Botolph at Burgh-by-Woodbridge now stands.  Burgh church is built on a hill overlooking the marshy valley of a tributary of the Deben and inside a mysterious late Iron Age double ramparted earthwork enclosure also containing Roman evidence” (E.Martin, Burgh).

The above extract was found on http://www.wuffings.co.uk/WuffSites/Iken.html - and there is another good source at http://www.suffolkchurches.co.uk/burgh.html

 

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Updated 31 October 2010

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