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Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Culford, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3002 / 52°18'0"N

Longitude: 0.6874 / 0°41'14"E

OS Eastings: 583341

OS Northings: 270298

OS Grid: TL833702

Mapcode National: GBR QD6.LMP

Mapcode Global: VHJGG.VGS0

Plus Code: 9F428M2P+3X

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 14 July 1955

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031237

English Heritage Legacy ID: 284212

Location: Culford Park, West Suffolk, Suffolk, IP28

County: Suffolk

District: West Suffolk

Civil Parish: Culford

Built-Up Area: Culford

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Culford St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 26/06/2018

TL 87 SW

Church of St.Mary

Parish church. Dated 1856 on south porch. Rebuilt in early English style by W.G.Habershon for the Rev. E.R. Benyon, rector and lord of the manor. The tower of the earlier church was heightened and encased in flint and Bath stone to match the rest of the church. The north aisle was added in 1908.

Random kidney flint, with Bath stone quions and dressings and plaintiled roofs. Two-light windows to nave with cusped plate-tracery, and similar single-light windows to chancel. A three-light east window. The south porch has a steeply-pitched plaintiled roof. The tower is of four stages: diagonal buttresses faced with panels of black knapped flint, embattled parapet with flushwork panels, heavy, ornate two-light windows to top stage. A vestry to the north of the chancel.

The interior contains many monuments from the older church: to members of the Bacon family, most important to Jane Bacon, 1654, a large standing wall monument including her husband and children: to various Cornwallises: and, in the north aisle, a large recumbent effigy of Countess Cadogan (d.1907) in white marble in a vaulted recess with a cross, putti and large vine-trails on the back wall. Below the church, vaults of the Cornwallis and Cadogan families.

Listing NGR: TL8334170298

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