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Church of St Agnes

A Grade II* Listed Building in Newmarket, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2495 / 52°14'58"N

Longitude: 0.4159 / 0°24'57"E

OS Eastings: 565017

OS Northings: 264006

OS Grid: TL650640

Mapcode National: GBR N9R.XN9

Mapcode Global: VHJGJ.5Q6D

Entry Name: Church of St Agnes

Listing Date: 26 June 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1037643

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275636

Location: Newmarket, Forest Heath, Suffolk, CB8

County: Suffolk

District: Forest Heath

Civil Parish: Newmarket

Built-Up Area: Newmarket

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Exning St Agnes

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

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5/76 and 7/76 CHURCH OF ST AGNES


Church, 1886, by R.H. Carpenter; built as a private chapel for
the Duchess of Montrose. Nave, chancel, west porch, north side-
chapel, south vestry with bell-turret. In the Decorated Gothic
manner. Red brick with dressings of limestone; parapet gables.
Plaintiled roofs, a circular limestone chimney. Windows have
moulded brick reveals with limestone tracery and hoodmoulds.
Entrance doorways moulded and with arched heads of various Gothic
forms; oak boarded doors with decorative ironwork. The slender
octagonal bell-turret has an upper stage of limestone with
elaborate detailing: cusped openings on each face, above these a
frieze of sunk tracery, then crocketed gablets with traceried
openings, then a crocketed spire. The interior walling of fair-
face red brick with limestone dressings. A dado of majolica
tiling throughout the nave and chapel. The entire wall face of
the sanctuary is richly decorated, with several elements in a
variety of materials: a marble reredos by Boehm in the
Renaissance manner, depicting the assumption of St. Agnes
surrounded by cherubs in clouds; about its arched head, a triple
arcade of limestone around and within which are figures of saints
in richly-coloured Salviati mosaic. The 7-bay nave roof has
scissor-braced principal rafter trusses with boldy cusped arch-
bracing; the chancel roof is vaulted with moulded ribs.
Practically all windows have stained glass figures of saints by
Clayton and Bell. Included as grade II* because an exceptional
example of a high Victorian Church with elaborate tile and mosaic
work, complete in all its details including fixtures and

Listing NGR: TL6501764006

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