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Church of All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in Worlington, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3367 / 52°20'12"N

Longitude: 0.481 / 0°28'51"E

OS Eastings: 569128

OS Northings: 273856

OS Grid: TL691738

Mapcode National: GBR PB6.GFN

Mapcode Global: VHJG5.9J4J

Plus Code: 9F428FPJ+M9

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 7 May 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1037585

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275799

Location: Worlington, West Suffolk, Suffolk, IP28

County: Suffolk

District: West Suffolk

Civil Parish: Worlington

Built-Up Area: Worlington

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Worlington All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Church of All Saints


Church. Medieval. Nave, chancel, west tower, south aisle and vestry, south
porch. Flint rubble with limestone dressings.(most of the north wall is
plastered). Plaintiled roofs (vestry, aisle and tower roofs are flat). In
the north chancel wall is a C13 lancet. North and south doorways, and south
priest's doorway (restored) later C13. Mid C14 tower, the lowest stage of
ashlar, with moulded west doorway; above it is a traceried west window with
flanking image niches. Small trefoiled belfry windows. A ringing chamber
quatrefoil window has a C13 coffin slab for a lintel, On the south face of
the tower is a worn C18 tablet with enriched border. South nave arcade has
octagonal piers with moulded capitals of early C14 type, below them are
trefoil-headed arches carved on each face; many have medieval graffiti. 3-
light early C14 east window with intersecting tracery; a later C14 low-side
window in the south wall. The aisle was raised, given square-headed 2-light
windows with mask corbels, and re-roofed C15. A vestry incorporated at west
end has the original doorway and door; on the jamb is the signature of Bagot
(priest in 1447); a slit window high up the west wall may indicate a former
upper chamber. Nave roof also raised C15; unmoulded queen-post trusses with 6
posts each, the innermost pair being arch-braced to the principals; 2
secondary hammerbeam trusses in each bay (restored 1926). Clerestory windows
and large traceried windows in north wall. A moulded rood-beam, doorway and
loft-stairs survive at the chancel arch (a will of 1475 contributes to cost of
painting loft). Sanctus bell-cote at east nave gable (the bell now at Moyses
Hall Museum, Bury St. Edmunds); under the south eaves nearby is an image
niche. The C14 or C15 porch was almost rebuilt C18 in gault brick; it
encloses another good C14 image niche. Chancel roof C15, canted and
plastered, with crenellated cornice. C13 limestone font, the square bowl has
recessed pilasters at the corners and 5 matching supporting shafts. Set of 7
C14 pews in aisle; 4 others in nave and 2 in chancel. Octagonal C17 pulpit
with C18 steps and handrail. Fragments of 3 wall paintings on north side of
nave, one (St. Christopher) is covered by a monument. Windows in chancel;
east aisle and north nave wall have good, but jumbled, medieval glass.
Several early C19 marble wall monuments on the north nave wall, and a brass
recording benefaction of John Mortlock (1620). A marble monument in the
chancel to Revd. John Sankey, 1738. In the nave are 8 marble floor slabs,
mainly of C18; one of 1697.

Listing NGR: TL6912873856

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