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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Preston St. Mary, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1165 / 52°6'59"N

Longitude: 0.8409 / 0°50'27"E

OS Eastings: 594602

OS Northings: 250276

OS Grid: TL946502

Mapcode National: GBR RJ1.9DH

Mapcode Global: VHKDZ.J2D8

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 23 January 1958

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1037055

English Heritage Legacy ID: 277067

Location: Preston St. Mary, Babergh, Suffolk, CO10

County: Suffolk

District: Babergh

Civil Parish: Preston St. Mary

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Preston

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

Church of St Mary
qL 95 sv 32/915 23.1.58
A C14 and C15 flint church with stone dressings, perpendicular aisles
and clerestorey and a west tower which was rebuilt in 1868 after being
struck by lightning in 1758. The chancel is of the C14 and the nave
is C15. The north porch has very good flushwork panelling. The nave,
aisles and west tower are castellated. The interior fittings include
a fine carved C12 square font, the lower part of a former C14 rood
screen and a low tomb recess in the north aisle. There is a C17 monument
to Robert Ryece of Preston Hall (d 1638). Many of the windows have
heraldic shields, said to have been made for Robert Ryece. There are
also good poppyhead bench ends. Graded for its architectural and historical

Listing NGR: TL9460250276

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

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