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St Georges's Church

A Grade I Listed Building in Bradfield St. George, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2046 / 52°12'16"N

Longitude: 0.7897 / 0°47'22"E

OS Eastings: 590721

OS Northings: 259932

OS Grid: TL907599

Mapcode National: GBR RGT.NH7

Mapcode Global: VHKDC.MVTB

Entry Name: St Georges's Church

Listing Date: 14 July 1955

Last Amended: 27 January 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1228901

English Heritage Legacy ID: 403626

Location: Bradfield St. George, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk, IP30

County: Suffolk

District: St. Edmundsbury

Civil Parish: Bradfield St. George

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Bradfield St George and Little Whelnetham

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TL 95 NW BRADFIELD ST.GEORGE CHURCH ROAD

6/23 St. George's Church

14.7.55 (Formerly listed as Church of
St.George)

I


Church, mediaeval with alterations c.1890. Nave, chancel, north aisle, west
tower, south porch, north vestry. Flint rubble with freestone dressings (some
gault brick dressings in C19 work). South nave walling Norman at lower level,
with slit window. Mid C14 work to nave includes: large 3-light south window
(restored C19), and chancel arch with polygonal shafts having moulded capital
and base. Good late C14 south nave doorway with moulded jambs, trailing-leaf
and other carving, hood-moulded ogee-head and segmental internal hood-mould on
head corbels. North aisle added C15: flat roof and crenellated parapets; 2 3-
light windows (restored C19); plain north doorway; triple nave arcade with
attached circular shafts having moulded capitals and bases; the roof of arch-
braced principal rafters, cornice and purlins. South porch added C15, with
arched doorway, quatrefoiled 2-light windows, one with a hand carved on the
inner reveal. West tower added c.1500 (mentioned in will of William Cowper 1496
as "new"), in 3 stages with crenellated parapets, crocketted finials and lion-
head gargoyle, 2-light belfry openings, polygonal stair-turret, moulded west
doorway with large 2-light window above; on the west diagonal buttresses, an
inscription in black mortar. The nave roof raised early C16; arch-braced
cambered tie-beams, cornice, purlins and ridge, all moulded; the arch braces
vigorously carved and with traceried spandrels and wall pieces on stone
corbels; 2-light hood-moulded clerestory windows and brick crenellated
parapets. A niche inserted beside the chancel arch c.1500, with pilasters and
panelled tracery, now occupied by C20 image. Mid C14 octagonal font with
moulded base and traceried facets to bowl. Early C17 octagonal oak pulpit,
panelled with tracery and arcading. A set of 9 C16 poppy-head pews with
traceried backs, 2 with figures carved on poppy-head'. Fragments of mediaeval
stained glass of a Knight in armour, in south chancel window. 2 marble floor-
slabs in chancel; one to Revd. L. Wright (d.1802), the other with obscured
epitaph, d.1771. Wall tablet set in external face of south nave wall to Robert
Nune (d.1663).


Listing NGR: TL9072159932

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