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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Little Blakenham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.098 / 52°5'52"N

Longitude: 1.0717 / 1°4'18"E

OS Eastings: 610492

OS Northings: 248858

OS Grid: TM104488

Mapcode National: GBR TM6.FSD

Mapcode Global: VHLBK.JJFJ

Plus Code: 9F4333XC+5M

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 9 December 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1251408

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433495

Also known as: house of worship

ID on this website: 101251408

Location: St Mary's Church, Little Blakenham, Mid Suffolk, IP8

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Little Blakenham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Little Blakenham St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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TM 14 NW
7/65 Church of St. Mary
- I
Parish church, mediaeval. Nave, chancel, west tower, south porch. Plastered
rubble walling to body of church with freestone dressings. The tower has
exposed rubble walls of flint with brick and limestone inclusions. Plaintiled
roofs (the tower roof is leaded with battlemented parapets). The porch is
probably of C15 origin, with moulded doorway and the remnants of side windows
(all in freestone), and coupled-rafter roof; major repairs in brickwork are of
C16 and later. Good mid C13 east chancel window of 3 stepped lancets under
one arch, with pierced trefoils in the spandrels. On the inner face are
engaged columns and on either side are large recesses with trefoiled heads and
similar columns; in the survey of J.H. and Jas Parker (1855), both recesses
had mediaeval figure paintings. A lancet in the east wall has 2 figures and
friezework painted on the reveals; these were repainted in 1850. A mid C14
south chancel window has mask corbels. Extensive late C14 alterations include
most of the 2-light windows, the south nave doorway and the plain unbuttressed
cower. This has brick relieving arches above windows and a lion-head gargoyle
on the west. The bell-frame is original, repaired in C16. Late C14 canted
and boarded nave roof with moulded cornice; the chancel roof was probably
rebuilt in 1868. Early C16 alterations include 2 chancel windows, priest's
doorway and piscina. Plain octagonal font, perhaps of c.1400. A painted coat
of arms ofJamesII, dated 1685. Other internal furnishings including Gothick
box pews, are of 1868.

Listing NGR: TM1049248858

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