S. Saviour
Community ID
 
1073
 
Town
 
Ipswich
 
Diocese
 
Norwich
 
Region
 
Suffolk
 
Medieval Location
 
The Saviour Hospital was located outside the North gate of Bury S. Edmunds.
 
Modern Location
 
Bury S. Edmunds
 
Corporate Status
 
Hospital
 
Dedication
 
To the Saviour
 
Date Founded
 
1184-5
 
Date Terminated
 
1307 or earlier
 
Foundation Information
 

At the time of its founding the hospital had a warden, twelve chaplains, six clerks, 12 poor brothers, and 12 poor sisters. During the age of Edward I, priests replaced sisters. Abbot Samson from the male monastery of Bury is considered to be the founder.

 
Notable Heads
 

Wardens

 
Notable Members/Residents/Guests
 

According to the In 1292 sisters received 5 shillings per year and male clerks and laymen receive 6 shillings, 8 d. per year by order of Abbott John who insisted on poverty. Sisters were dismissed from the community during the reign of Edward I, approximately 1272. (Elkins)

 
Dependency Of
 

The hospital was a dependency of the male monastery, Bury S. Edmunds.

 
Patrons/Benefactors
 

The land and buildings for the hospital were donated by the male monastery of Bury S. Edmunds. The original grant, confirmed by John de Gray, bishop of Norwich on the 16 of July 1206, was made up of £13 of silver from the village of Icklingham; two portions and some tithes from the church of Melford; eight acres of corn in Cockfield; and the houses at 'Telefort,' which owed Bury S. Edmunds an annual service of 2s., and to the canons 12d.

 
Relative Wealth
 

In 1291 the value of the hospital was £10.

 
Income
 

Income came from rents and tithes. According to a charter of Abbot John, 6 shillings 8 pence were paid to clerks & laymen; 5 shillings were paid to sisters in 1292. At this point, the hospital was further endowed with 10 acres of land and two acres of meadow that lay near the south gate. In addition, the hospital was granted 22s. in rents from the town. (Harl. MS. 638, fol. 138.)

 
Early Documents
 

[1]Liber Niger, male monastery Bury (About 1184 )
[2] The Bishop of Norwich confirms the founding as recorded in the first document, (1206).

 
State Of Medieval Structure
 

During Henyr VIII's suppression of the monasteries, the hospital was sold to Sir John Williams and Anthony Stringer in February, 1542-3. They immediately sold it again to Nicholas Bacon and Henry Ashfield. The hospital eventually was sold to the St. John's College, Cambridge.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

Hospital persisted without sisters to about 1539.

 
Admin. Notes
 

Income field: 6 sul 8 del to clks & laymen ; 5 sul to sis , 1292 = interpreted as 6 shillings 8 pence were paid to clerks & laymen; 5 shillings were paid to sisters in 1292.

 
Contributors
 
WRL Project
 
Date Started
 
1185
 
Date Finished
 
1307
 
Length
 
814