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Church of All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in All Saints and St. Nicholas, South Elmham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3936 / 52°23'37"N

Longitude: 1.4227 / 1°25'21"E

OS Eastings: 632968

OS Northings: 282802

OS Grid: TM329828

Mapcode National: GBR WLN.SLT

Mapcode Global: VHM6V.L3YC

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 1 September 1953

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031997

English Heritage Legacy ID: 282281

Location: All Saints and St. Nicholas, South Elmham, Waveney, Suffolk, IP19

County: Suffolk

District: Waveney

Civil Parish: All Saints and St. Nicholas, South Elmham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Rumburgh with South Elmham All Saints St Michael and All Angels and St Felix

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


4/21 Church of All Saints


- I

Former parish church, now in the care of the Redundant Churches Board. C12
and C14 with some C15 and C17 features, considerably restored in 1870.
Continuous nave and chancel; south aisle and south porch; round west tower.
In random flint with freestone dressings and lead roof. On the north side, 3
single-light round-headed Norman windows with deep internal splays; 2 C14
single-light cusped windows, and 2 C13 2-light windows with cusped plate
tracery. 3 Y-tracery windows to the south aisle, which extends the full
length of the nave and chancel. 3-light east window with intersecting
tracery. North doorway removed, and opening blocked. The small round west
tower is in 3 stages, the top stage rebuilt, with battlemented top. In the
lowest stage the rubble flint is coursed, and there is a Norman west window
with deep inner splay. Small, round-headed windows to the second stage. The
south porch is basically medieval, with a facade of flint and stone chequer
work, but heavily Victorianised. Simple Victorian Romanesque south doorway.
Interior with a C14 arcade between the south aisle and the body of the church:
in that part of the arcade beside the chancel, the arches have been pushed up
into a stilted form. Piscina in chancel in much restored Early English style:
recesses to each side of it, that on the east, with a drain, is almost to
ground level. C12 font with large square bowl decorated with shallow blank
arches, central column, and 4 small outer colonettes on a rectangular
scalloped base. At the back of the nave, 2 small C15 benches with poppyheads
and animals on the arm-rests. These were formerly in the porch, and are very
weathered. The remaining nave benches have poppyheads only: some C15, and
some good C19 reproduction. Above the door to the tower stair, in the north-
west corner of the nave, a C15 stone panel with shield and elaborate leaf
surround in high relief. A wide door to the tower arch is made of elaborately
carved Jacobean panels, with some later replacements. The remaining interior
fittings are Victorian. C15 roof to the nave in 5 bays, with arched braces
and high cambered collars. The chancel roof, much restored in C19, has
arched-braced collars and moulded purlins and appears basically C17.

Listing NGR: TM3296882802

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