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Church of All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in Ixworth Thorpe, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3171 / 52°19'1"N

Longitude: 0.8121 / 0°48'43"E

OS Eastings: 591770

OS Northings: 272499

OS Grid: TL917724

Mapcode National: GBR RFH.N53

Mapcode Global: VHKD0.1161

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 14 July 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031461

English Heritage Legacy ID: 283646

Location: Ixworth Thorpe, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk, IP31

County: Suffolk

District: St. Edmundsbury

Civil Parish: Ixworth Thorpe

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Ixworth St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


1/1 Church of All Saints

The former parish church of Ixworth Thorpe, now a chapel of ease in the joint
parish of Ixworth and Ixworth Thorpe. Early C16 tower with base of red brick
and re-used stone surmounted by a timber-framed and weatherboarded belfry,
heightened in the early C19, and containing one bell. Early C16 red brick
south porch with knapped flint details, orenellated on east and west sides,
crow-stepped gable-end with empty cusped niche above arch. Angle buttresses
surmounted by damaged crockets. 2-bay open timber roof. Nave and chancel
rendered over random flint with ashlar dressings. Plain, narrow C11 north and
south doorways. On south side: 4 decorated, 2-light windows with cusped heads,
each different. On north side: one 2-light and 2 single-light windows. Plain
early C19 3-light east window with wooden tracery. Thatched roofs. Interior
plastered, with barrel roof. There is no chancel arch. Plain octagonal font
on a low base. Set of 28 re-used C15 poppy-head bench ends with well-carved
figures on the arm rests, including a thatcher with comb, a mermaid, a woman
leading a little dog, a unicorn, and various animals and birds. Small
octagonal Jacobean pulpit with damaged panels. Fine late C17 3-sided Communion
rails with barley-sugar twist balusters. Arms of George III. Early C19 brick
floors: just inside south door 2 early medieval coffin lids are set into floor.
A small wall momument on each side of the chancel.

Listing NGR: TL9177072499

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

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