SRS’ Charters Series 2018 Volume XX

The Cartulary and Charters of the Priory of Saints Peter and Paul, Ipswich

Part I : The Cartulary

The charters and other documents recorded in the Cartulary of the Augustinian priory of SS Peter and Paul, Ipswich throws light on an institution whose early history was mostly shrouded in obscurity.  They are an important source for the study both the expansion of the priory estates and the consolidation of its holdings by the gist or purchase of adjoining parcels of land in common fields.  Included are various manorial documents, estate surveys and a mine of information for the student of place-names.

Part II, which will include the index for both volumes, is due to be published in 2019

Edited by David Allen

Subscription Increase

At our AGM in May it was agreed that the annual subscription for the SRS General Series would be increased from £12.50 to £15 with effect from this October.  The fee has not been increased since 1997 and it longer covers the production cost of an individual volume, whilst rapidly increasing postage costs have been exacerbating the problem.


The fee increase applies to Volume 62 and comes into effect on 1st October 2018.  Any outstanding subscription fees for Volume 61 still stand at £12.50.  For members who pay by standing order, this increase requires them to contact their bank directly to change their standing order.  It is not possible for us to do this on your behalf.  If you have any queries or require any assistance please contact the Membership Secretary at or

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For over sixty years, the Society has been committed to producing books that bring Suffolk’s rich historical literature to a wider audience. Covering a period of 700 years these volumes of letters, diaries, maps, accounts and other archives have made a major contribution to historical studies of the county and are a useful tool for both professional and amateur historians, as well as being a source of information for anyone interested in Suffolk’s history.

Every year, the Suffolk Records Society produces at least one new book throwing light on some fresh aspect of the county’s history. There are two series of volumes, the General Series, for which we publish a regular annual volume, and the Charters Series, for which we publish occasional volumes of Suffolk charters and cartularies.

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