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Church of All Saints

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kesgrave, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0658 / 52°3'56"N

Longitude: 1.2352 / 1°14'6"E

OS Eastings: 621844

OS Northings: 245767

OS Grid: TM218457

Mapcode National: GBR VP4.F3N

Mapcode Global: VHLBV.CBBP

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 16 March 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1030420

English Heritage Legacy ID: 286176

Location: Kesgrave, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP5

County: Suffolk

District: Suffolk Coastal

Civil Parish: Kesgrave

Built-Up Area: Kesgrave

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Kesgrave

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 24 NE

Church of All Saints


Church; medieval with major alterations of 1980. Nave, chancel, west tower,
north porch. A large extension to the nave was added 1980, the chancel being
partitioned off for use as a side chapel; a further addition at the north-west
corner contains utilities. Flint rubble C13 and C14 walling, mainly plastered
apart from porch, with freestone dressings. Early C16 work and C20 extensions
in red brick. Plain tiled roofs. Continuous nave and chancel with a number of
mid or late C13 lancets in north and south walls. Triple-lancet east window,
framed by a large outer arch and in the head is a group of blind multifoiled
sinkings. Other C13 features include the chancel piscina with moulded shafts,
and the priest's doorway in the south wall. Of c.1300 are the south and north
nave doorways, the latter with C15 plank door, the west doorway and the y-
traceried window above. Large parapet-gabled mid C14 porch with 2-light side
windows. The arched doorway has ballflower ornament on the hoodmould, and
above it is a large image niche with cusped trefoiled head. A 2-light C15
north nave window. Walls of nave and chancel were raised early C16 for new
roof; red brick, mainly plastered, with 2-light clerestory windows. Nave roof
of 5 bays, chancel roof of 2 bays; of similar date and design with arch-braced
hammer beams and king posts on high collars. The earlier chancel arch and wall
were demolished between the 2 phases. Unmoulded rood-beam; the screen has
gone. The early C16 tower sits upon the C13 walling of the nave; on its south
side is a small room, perhaps a priest's cell, with a pair of arched alcoves
and an external doorway now blocked. All faces of the tower have diaper-
patterning in burnt headers. 2-light belfry openings and battlemented
parapets; in the north wall is a projecting stair turret. In the chancel
floor are 2 C18 marble ledger slabs, and on the wall an C18 panel painted with
the Ten Commandments. In the nave are similar panels with the Credence and
Lord's Prayer; another bears the Arms of George III; there are 2 further coats
of arms in the tower.

Listing NGR: TM2184445767

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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