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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Bedingfield, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.274 / 52°16'26"N

Longitude: 1.1938 / 1°11'37"E

OS Eastings: 617988

OS Northings: 268792

OS Grid: TM179687

Mapcode National: GBR VLK.GMT

Mapcode Global: VHL9V.M3ZK

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 29 July 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1213550

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281295

Location: Bedingfield, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP23

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Bedingfield

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Bedingfield St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 16 NE
4/14 Church of St Mary
- I
Parish church. Medieval, restored 1871-2. Vestry dated 1834. Nave, chancel,
west tower, south porch, north vestry. Flint rubble, the nave heightened in
red brick; the chancel and south nave are rendered. Plaintiled roof to nave,
slates to chancel. Square tower in 2 phases. The lower stage, probably C13,
has coursed rubblework and is unbuttressed; unmoulded west doorway with
pointed arch. Late C14 upper stage: diagonal buttresses with chequer
flushwork, crenellated parapet; 2-light belfry openings, 2 with incomplete
tracery. Fabric of lower nave walls may be contemporary with lower half of
tower. The windows are C15 insertions: a good 3-light south-east window and a
circular south-west window with cinquefoil cusping; the 3 other windows are
square-headed and considerably restored. Moulded south doorway, unmoulded
north doorway, both with medieval doors. To the east of the south doorway is
a trefoil-headed niche. Late C14 south porch, faced in knapped flint to south
and east; moulded entrance arch; restored 2-light side windows. Original roof
with incomplete pierced tracery to the king-post braces and with evidence for
similar tracery, now lost, above the tie beams. Chancel has 2 C15 square-
headed south windows and a simple Priest's doorway; to the north, a single
lancet window. C19 3-light east window in Perpendicular style. Interior. 8-
bay double hammerbeam nave roof of c.1500 with moulded cornice, purlins and
ridge piece. Chancel roof has embattled cornice, the remainder ceiled over.
Trefoil-headed piscina in south chancel. Arched doorway to rood stair in
north-east nave. Font has C15 octagonal bowl, the panels carved with simple
traceried designs; older square shaft with columns at the angles. Nave has
set of 21 early C17 benches with poppyhead ends, re-using mutilated C15
poppyhead ends against the walls. Some of the bench backs are also medieval,
including 2 with traceried panels. Rest of nave benches together with chancel
stalls, pulpit and lectern are all of C19 date. Hatchment to a member of the
Bedingfield family on south chancel wall. Framed Arms of Victoria over tower
arch. East window has stained glass of 1856.

Listing NGR: TM1798868792

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