Church of St Mary and St Laurence, The Street, Great Bricett - Mid Suffolk

Formerly the monastic church of the Priory of St Leonard, founded 1114-19. The Prior's Lodgings and remains of the cloister also survive. The walls have much early, possibly original fabric with traces of medieval wallpaintings and decoration. Tiled roofs in poor condition and leaking. A first Heritage Lottery Fund Repair Grants for Places of Worship grant application was unsuccessful in 2015; a second application was submitted in 2017 and was successful. Project development work is currently in progress.

Church of St Mary and St Laurence, The Street, Great Bricett - Mid Suffolk
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Site Details

  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1352160
  • Local Planning Authority: Mid Suffolk
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary and St Laurence
  • Street Name: The Street
  • County: Suffolk
  • District / Borough: Mid Suffolk
  • Parish: Great Bricett
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Bury St. Edmunds
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Priority: B - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; solution agreed but not yet implemented
  • Previous Priority: B
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I

Contact Details

Malcolm Starr 01223 582723

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England