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Church of St James

A Grade II* Listed Building in Icklingham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.327 / 52°19'37"N

Longitude: 0.5967 / 0°35'48"E

OS Eastings: 577048

OS Northings: 273049

OS Grid: TL770730

Mapcode National: GBR QCW.1PB

Mapcode Global: VHJG7.9S90

Entry Name: Church of St James

Listing Date: 7 May 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1037582

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275792

Location: Icklingham, Forest Heath, Suffolk, IP28

County: Suffolk

District: Forest Heath

Civil Parish: Icklingham

Built-Up Area: Icklingham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Icklingham St James

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TL 77 SE

Church of St. James


Church, medieval, restored 1864. The tower rebuilt after collapse early C19.
Nave, chancel, north and south aisles, north porch and west tower. Flint
rubble with limestone dressings; the north aisle and parapets refaced C19 in
flushed flint. Parapets to nave, aisles and tower; parapet-gables throughout.
Plaintiled roofs to chancel and porch; other roofs flat, leaded. The chancel
is of c.1300, with 2-light south windows, restored priest's doorway and a 3-
light west window with intersecting tracery and internal shafts. Late C14
south doorway and later north doorway; both have original doors. Aisle and
clerestory window of 2 lights, all of various mid and late C14 designs, some
perhaps reset. Large mask gargoyles to both aisles. North porch added, and
north chancel window inserted later C15. 4-bay nave arcade of c.1400, with
moulded pilasters; the chancel arch is similar, and to its right is an image
pedestal. In the north aisle is an image niche and an aumbry; in the south
aisle is a piscina, and by the south doorway a damaged stoup. The C15 rood-
loft stairs and a doorway survive, and a number of tracery panels taken from
the screen are fixed to C19 choirstalls. Flat nave roof with moulded cambered
tie-beams and purlins, perhaps rebuilt c.1600. Chancel roof canted and
boarded, with C15 moulded cornice and bosses with floral and mask motifs. A
mediaeval octafoil bowl is reused in the C19 chancel piscina. Octagonal C15
limestone font with quatrefoil panel led bowl and traceried stem, recut or
renewed C19. In the south aisle is a marble wall tablet with painted
achievement to John Talbot, d.1689, and his daughter Isabella, d.1704. 2
medieval floor slabs in the chancel probably once contained brasses.

Listing NGR: TL7704873049

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