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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Great Bradley, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1514 / 52°9'5"N

Longitude: 0.4458 / 0°26'44"E

OS Eastings: 567425

OS Northings: 253170

OS Grid: TL674531

Mapcode National: GBR NC4.5HV

Mapcode Global: VHJH3.P601

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 19 December 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1181580

English Heritage Legacy ID: 283122

Location: Great Bradley, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk, CB8

County: Suffolk

District: St. Edmundsbury

Civil Parish: Great Bradley

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Great Bradley St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

Church of St Mary

19.12.61 II*

The nave and chancel are mainly C14 although the walling is of the C12 and the chancel arch is C13. The East end was shortened in the C18. The Church is built of random flint and stone and is now mostly stuccoed over. The West Tower isC14, with angle buttresses, castellated parapet and knapped flint and stone chequer work in the base. An octagonal staircase turret rises above the parapet on the South-east corner. The stone weathering of the buttresses are carved with figures of animals and heraldic devices. An old flue from the priests chamber in the tower has a baffle stone outlet about 20 ft up. There is a good late Norman South door with spiral fluted shafts, decorated capitals and some zig-zag ornamentation in the arch. The South porch is Early Tudor, in red brick with a crow stepped gable with arched niches. The North Door is Norman, plain, with scalloped capitals to the shafts. Roof tiled, with King Post roof trusses. There is a good C14 piscina with an ogee arch and a head. The font is C15, octagonal with sides carved with quatrefoil rosettes and with a panelled shaft. The pulpit is C18, octagonal, with a sounding board behind.

Listing NGR: TL6742553170

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

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