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Church of St Mary Magdalene

A Grade I Listed Building in Little Whelnetham, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2063 / 52°12'22"N

Longitude: 0.7626 / 0°45'45"E

OS Eastings: 588865

OS Northings: 260045

OS Grid: TL888600

Mapcode National: GBR RGS.MM1

Mapcode Global: VHKDC.5TJ1

Entry Name: Church of St Mary Magdalene

Listing Date: 14 July 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1278672

English Heritage Legacy ID: 404989

Location: Little Whelnetham, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk, IP30

County: Suffolk

District: St. Edmundsbury

Civil Parish: Little Whelnetham

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 86 SE LT.WELNETHAM CHURCH LANE

2/112 Church of St.Mary Magdalene

14.7.55

I


Church, mediaeval. Nave, chancel, west tower, south porch. Flint rubble with
some surviving areas of early render, lacing courses of plaintile to tower,
limestone quoins and dressings. Plaintiled roofs. The earlier chancel re-
fenestrated mid C14; 2-light hood-moulded windows in sidewalls and 3-light east
window with flowing tracery. Simple nave piscina possibly Norman with
chamfered round arch; small arched recess, perhaps a C13 aumbry; C13
leper squint in south wall. C13 tower, with mid C14 2-light west window, 2-
light belfry openings with boarded shutters, the parapets rebuilt early C16 in
crenellated red brickwork. The nave much altered early C16, with large 4-light
hood-moulded windows, north (blocked) and south doorways, and tower-arch. Fine
nave hammer-beam roof, with each hammer-beam figure-carved (restored 1842), and
principal rafters arch-braced up to collar; 2 intermediate trusses above each
window, arched directly to collar, with a head carved in the wall-post either
side of each brace; lion-head carved timber corbels to each truss. Early C16
porch of unusually thick red bricks; crow-stepped gable, hood-moulded arched
doorway and niche above, 2-light arched side windows, coupled rafter roof.
Chancel roof rebuilt early C16; principal rafters with arch-bracing to collars,
butt purlins and crenellated cornice; of similar workmanship to nave roof.
Restored C15 screen, complete up to middle rail only, with pilasters and
tracery between. A set of 20 fine C15 poppy-head pews, some restored or
replaced to a high standard, probably in 1882; traditional poppy-heads,
traceried ends and carved buttresses. C19 traceried poppy-head choir stalls.
C15 octagonal limestone font, with traceried stem and sunk quatrefoils to bowl.
In the south nave wall 2 C14 image pedestals, and a shaft (probably reset),
having a C12 cushion capital. 4 black marble slabs in the chancel floor to:-
Edward Agas (rector), d.1680, and his wife Rachel, d.1677; their son Anthony
Agas (rector), d.1721; Wm Bauley, d.1705, and his wife Susan, d.1718; Katherin
Briton, d.1720, her son Thomas, d.1741, and daughter Elizabeth, d.1734.


Listing NGR: TL8886560045

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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