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Saint James’ Chapel, Suffolk

Saint James’ Chapel in Suffolk is owned and adminstered by English Heritage. It was built as a chapel for Lindsey Castle and probably used as a chantry chapel. All these were closed down in 1547 and the chapel then served as a barn until 1930, when it was restored.

This is one of several buildings I have visited which started off as medieval ecclesiastic buildings and then were adapted to agricultural use after the Dissolution of the Monasteries and the closure of the chantries. The chapel can be seen across a private garden, but entry is through a small gate between the garden and a paddock.