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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Halesworth, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3474 / 52°20'50"N

Longitude: 1.4613 / 1°27'40"E

OS Eastings: 635840

OS Northings: 277785

OS Grid: TM358777

Mapcode National: GBR XNL.XYV

Mapcode Global: VHM72.88VB

Plus Code: 9F438FW6+XG

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 7 December 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1030488

English Heritage Legacy ID: 286028

Location: Chediston, East Suffolk, Suffolk, IP19

County: Suffolk

District: Suffolk Coastal

Civil Parish: Chediston

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Chediston St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


3/9 Church of St. Mary

Parish church. Medieval. Nave, chancel, west tower, south porch, north
vestry; an C18 family pew on the north side of the nave has been demolished.
Flint and stone rubble, all but the tower cement-rendered; stone dressings;
slated roofs. Square unbuttressed tower: the lower section is probably C13
and has a 2-light west window with Y tracery, lancet windows to the west,
north and south and, high up, evidence for larger blocked openings; C15 bell-
chamber stage with crenellated parapet enriched with flushwork panels. Late
C13/early C14 core to nave: both the south nave and porch have similar moulded
doorways of this date. Stoup to right of nave doorway. The nave has
Perpendicular-style windows, 3 of 2 lights to the south, 2 of 3 lights to the
north. At the west end of the south nave is a high level window probably to
light a former gallery. Blocked north nave doorway. The south chancel has
one C19 trefoil-headed lancet window, a Priest's doorway and one broader
lancet window with Y tracery; to the north is a C13 lancet window, now within
the vestry. C19 3-light east window. Fine C15 8-bay arched-braced nave roof
with crenellated wallplate and traceried cornice; 3-bay arched-braced chancel
roof. C15 carved octagonal font. Much restored angle piscina and drop-seat
sedilia in south sanctuary. Good pulpit dated 1637, originally at Cookley
church. Early C17 altar rails with pendants and obelisks between widely-
spaced turned balusters. High up in the north nave is part of a wall painting
showing the head of St. Christopher. 3 simple C15 poppyhead benches in nave.
Graded I for medieval fabric.

Listing NGR: TM3584077785

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