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Church of St John

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2491 / 52°14'56"N

Longitude: 0.7128 / 0°42'45"E

OS Eastings: 585281

OS Northings: 264677

OS Grid: TL852646

Mapcode National: GBR QDT.T7J

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.9QNQ

Entry Name: Church of St John

Listing Date: 7 August 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1135148

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467336

Location: Bury St. Edmunds, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk, IP33

County: Suffolk

District: St. Edmundsbury

Civil Parish: Bury St Edmunds

Built-Up Area: Bury St Edmunds

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Bury St Edmunds St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


639-1/3/616 (East side)
07/08/52 Church of St John


Parish church. 1841. By William Ranger (c.1800-1863); east end
remodelled 1875 by J Drayton Wyatt. White brick with red brick
to the interior of the high entrance porch within the base of
the tower. Early English style.
PLAN: nave and chancel; north and south aisles, west tower
with spire and entry.
EXTERIOR: the tower is in 2 stepped stages, both with steeply
pointed turrets and flying buttresses, topped by a high
octagonal brick spire. The entrance porch in the lowest stage
has 3 high pointed-arched openings and a recessed doorway. The
clerestory to the nave has 3 stepped lancet windows to each
bay. The north and south aisles have the bays delimited by
stepped buttresses; 2 pointed windows in each bay.
INTERIOR: nave and chancel continuous. Arcades in 7 bays with
slender supporting columns; vaulted timber roof. A blank
arcade at the east end and 3 lancet windows. An ornate marble
font has a cover in Jacobean style.
(BOE: Pevsner N: Radcliffe E: Suffolk: London: 1974-: 145).

Listing NGR: TL8528164677

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