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Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade I Listed Building in Bures, Suffolk

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Latitude: 51.9719 / 51°58'18"N

Longitude: 0.7747 / 0°46'28"E

OS Eastings: 590686

OS Northings: 234021

OS Grid: TL906340

Mapcode National: GBR RKP.BNJ

Mapcode Global: VHKFJ.CPXP

Entry Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 23 March 1961

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1036711

English Heritage Legacy ID: 277875

Location: Bures St. Mary, Babergh, Suffolk, CO8

County: Suffolk

District: Babergh

Civil Parish: Bures St. Mary

Built-Up Area: Bures

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Bures St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

Bures St Mary
Church of St Mary
the Virgin
TL 9034 26/78 23.3.61.

A flint and stone church, mainly of C14 work with C16 alterations and
additions. There is a reference to "St Mary in Buri" dated 1075 indicating
the existance of an earlier church on this site. The west tower is late
C13 to early C14, with angle buttresses and a stepped parapet. The tower
was originally surmounted by a spire which was destroyed by lightning
in 1733. The north porch is a fine example of C14 work with heavy timbers
and 8-light open tracery on the sides. The gable has original cusped
bargeboards. The south porch is early C16 red brick with a crowstepped
gable and a castellated parapet with machicolation. The sides have windows
with Perpendicular tracery. The Waldegrave Chapel was built by Sir William
Waldegrave circa 1514. The nave has original roof corbels carved as angels.
The font is C16, octagonal, with the Tudor arms and armorial shields dates
circa 1545. The monuments include a fine early C14 wooden effigy of a
knight and a number to members of the Waldegrave family. Graded for
its architectural, historical and topographical value.

Listing NGR: TL9068634021

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

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