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Church of All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in Great Glemham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2032 / 52°12'11"N

Longitude: 1.423 / 1°25'22"E

OS Eastings: 633993

OS Northings: 261635

OS Grid: TM339616

Mapcode National: GBR WNZ.SP0

Mapcode Global: VHM7M.MW4C

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 7 December 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1278504

English Heritage Legacy ID: 405589

Location: Great Glemham, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP17

County: Suffolk

District: Suffolk Coastal

Civil Parish: Great Glemham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Great Glemham All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


1/59 Church of All Saints


Parish Church. Nave, chancel, south aisle, west tower, north porch. Mostly
random flint with stone dressings, plastered walls to nave and chancel; slated
roof to nave and chancel, lead roof to south aisle, plaintiles with crest tiles
to porch. C15 square tower: 4 stages, west face with diagonal buttresses
with flushwork decoration, the north west buttress with an empty niche in the
lower stage; crenellated parapet with flushwork in panels; below parapet a
string course with gargoyles to each face and smaller stone carvings. 2-light
bell chamber openings. Above the west window is an empty niche, trefoil-
headed, square hoodmould with carved shields in spandrels. One-armed clock
face to south face of tower (installed 1770, restored). C15 nave, 2 renewed
windows in north wall. C15 porch: flushwork to buttresses and plinth; above
the doorway is a niche with ogee arch and 2 stone shields; original wooden roof
with carved wall plates. To the right of the nave doorway is a trefoil-headed
stoup. C15 south aisle, pulled down and rebuilt in 1850's. Chancel with one
broad lancet window and one Y traceried window to north and south (all much
renewed but suggesting an early C14 date); south wall with early C16 Priest's
doorway in brick; C15 3-light east window. The chancel was restored in 1878.
Very fine 8 bay arch-braced nave roof, re-framed in C19 but largely original:
carved wall plates, carved angels (renewed) to bases of wall plates, bosses to
the main intersections with pendant bosses along ridge; further east-west arch
braces between principals along the ridge and between the wall posts. 3 bay
arcade to south aisle, circular piers. Late C15 octagonal font carved with
the Seven Sacraments, the panels having a rayed background; square stem and
octagonal base, both carved. Arched entrance to rood loft stairs in north nave
wall, the arch head with fleurons and traces of original colouring. Plain C13
piscina and a dropped seat sedilia in south chancel wall. Fragments of old
stained glass in each chancel window. East window dated 1915, to memory of
3rd Earl of Cranbrook. Graded I for surviving medieval work.

Listing NGR: TM3399361635

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