Ed Sheeran ‘to build burial chamber’ on £4 million Suffolk estate

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Ed Sheeran has submitted plans to construct a burial chamber under a private church on his Suffolk estate.

The Shape of You singer, 30, wants to dig the 2.7m by 1.8m plot, enough to fit two bodies and concealed under a slab in the floor.

The plans for the boat-shaped church described as a “place of retreat for contemplation and prayer” have been approved but Sheeran wants to amend it to include the burial space, according to The Times.

Sheeran, who has built up a personal fortune of more than £200m, owns a portfolio of close to 30 homes worth some £61m.

His main property is a sprawling 16-acre estate near Framlingham, Suffolk, worth a reported £3.7m, which he shares with his wife Cherry Seaborn and their infant daughter Lyra Antarctica.

Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn look on during the Sky Bet Championship match for his local Ipswich Town (Getty Images)
Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn look on during the Sky Bet Championship match for his local Ipswich Town (Getty Images)

The estate has been nicknamed “Sheeran-ville” and includes a main house, which he bought in 2012, along with three adjacent houses.

The private village compound has its own pub in a converted barn accessed by an underground tunnel from the hall.

Sheeran-ville boasts a fruit orchard, heart-shaped pond, luxury treehouse, recording studio. and greenhouse, as well as an indoor swimming pool and fitness complex.

In 2019 he requested permission to add a “place of worship” which his planning application said would “address an important need for a private place of retreat for contemplation and prayer”.

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