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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade I Listed Building in Shadingfield, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.398 / 52°23'52"N

Longitude: 1.5776 / 1°34'39"E

OS Eastings: 643485

OS Northings: 283797

OS Grid: TM434837

Mapcode National: GBR XN5.PP5

Mapcode Global: VHM6R.9ZDL

Plus Code: 9F439HXH+53

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 1 September 1953

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1183123

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281992

Location: Shadingfield, East Suffolk, Suffolk, NR34

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Shadingfield

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Shadingfield St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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TM 48 SW
3/33 Church of St. John the
1.9.53 Baptist
GV 1

Parish church. Medieval, restored 1839 and 1870's. Nave, chancel, west
tower, south porch. Flint rubble, the nave plastered, the chancel with
remains of plasterwork to north and south; stone dressings; red brick porch.
Slated roofs to nave and chancel, plaintiles to porch. C15 square tower with
3-stage diagonal buttresses decorated with flushwork and crenellated parapet;
some later repair work in red brick. 2-light west window with empty statue
niche above; 2-light bell-chamber openings with later alterations in red brick.
Late C12/early C13 work to nave: 2 small semi-circular headed windows to north
and south at west end; north and south doorways, both with pointed arches, the
arch to the north doorway enriched with dogtooth moulding. The nave also has
2 2-light windows with Y tracery to the south and one 3-light Perpendicular
window to the north, all restored. Early C16 brick porch with embattled
parapet and polygonal buttresses; some ornamental courses of bricks with
flower motifs. Chancel probably C13: one lancet window to north, 2 2-light
windows with Y tracery to the south with a Priest's doorway between; C19 3-
light east window with intersecting tracery. Interior. C19 arched-braced
roof to nave (plastered); chancel roof also C19. Niche of banner stave locker
north of tower arch. No chancel arch; at the entrance to the chancel are 2
stone corbels in the form of pairs of heads which probably once supported part
of the rood loft. Simple pointed-arch piscina in south sanctuary,with sedilia
adjacent. Good C15 octagonal font, the bowl carved with shields and flowers
within foiled surrounds; 8 attached shafts to the stem; base with 4 raised
steps like a Maltese Cross, the step ends carved, (cf. All Saints, Laxfield).
Arms of Charles II on south nave wall. The organ, which stands at the west
end of the nave, has a good late C18 case. In the chancel are several C17 and
early C18 ledger slabs and brass inscriptions to the Cuddon family.

Listing NGR: TM4348583797

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