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Church of St Gregory

A Grade I Listed Building in Hemingstone, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1395 / 52°8'22"N

Longitude: 1.1327 / 1°7'57"E

OS Eastings: 614466

OS Northings: 253646

OS Grid: TM144536

Mapcode National: GBR TLP.Z1M

Mapcode Global: VHLBD.LH47

Plus Code: 9F4344QM+Q3

Entry Name: Church of St Gregory

Listing Date: 9 December 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1182641

English Heritage Legacy ID: 279738

Location: Hemingstone, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP6

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Hemingstone

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Hemingstone St Gregory

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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TM 15 SW
6/119 Church of St Gregory
- I

Parish church, medieval with main features of mid C14 and early C16. Nave,
chancel, west tower, north porch and vestry. Mainly plastered rubble with
freestone dressings. The south-west corner of the nave has prominent long-
and-short quoining perhaps of Cll. Plaintiled roofs. Mid C14 north and south
moulded doorways to nave The north door is probably of early C16. The tower
doorway has a C14 iron-bound door. 3 mid C14 traceried windows, one retains
good original glass in the tracery. Plain cusped piscina of C14/C15. Tower
built or remodelled in early C16: flushed flintwork, embattled parapets,
traceried belfry openings and large west window. Early c16 windows in side
walls of nave and chancel, those on the north with much C18 crown glass.
Restored C16 east window. North porch of c.1530 in red brick with diaper
patterning in burnt headers; good moulded brick detailing to doorway, the
image niche above, and the side windows. Roof of coupled rafters without
collars, untied. Continuous roof of c.1500 over nave and chancel, of canted
construction, without tiebeams; moulded cornice and rood-beam. The southern
half of the early C16 roodscreen survives up to dado level. Late C14
octagonal limestone font: the stem is plain, but the bowl intricately carved
with crocketed gables and tracery. A tomb-chest in the chancel to William
Cantrel (d.1585); pilasters at the base, and an inscription framed by
Corinthian columns and entablature, and above are two obelisks and a shell. A
small room to north of chancel was added c.1600, now a vestry but of uncertain
original purpose: red brick with fragments of original plaster, plain
chamfered openings, side purlin roof. 6 painted texts around the walls;
another over the north door records repairs in 1773. Two large marble slabs
on the outer south wall face: Francis and William Thorne, 1704 and 1718. Two
late C18 marble slabs in the chancel floor. Two coats of arms in the vestry
(one of William and Mary).

Listing NGR: TM1446653646

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