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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Market Weston, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3648 / 52°21'53"N

Longitude: 0.9219 / 0°55'18"E

OS Eastings: 599038

OS Northings: 278105

OS Grid: TL990781

Mapcode National: GBR SGC.RX5

Mapcode Global: VHKCN.XTRH

Plus Code: 9F429W7C+WQ

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 14 July 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1283638

English Heritage Legacy ID: 284408

Location: Market Weston, West Suffolk, Suffolk, IP22

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Market Weston

Built-Up Area: Market Weston

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Market Weston

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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1/55 Church of St. Mary

Parish Church. C14; restored 1846-7 by Cottingham, and again in 1888-9.
Nave, chancel, south porch and west tower: mainly in rubble flint with plain
freestone dressings; high C19 bases of black knapped flint to walls of nave
and porch; nave, much restored, faced in kidney flints. Plaintiled roofs with
high, plain parapets. Plain stone-faced buttresses to nave; diagonal
buttresses to-east end of nave and chancel. High, 2-light windows to nave
with flowing tracery: the north-east window is blocked, apart from the head;
the north-west window has fragments of medieval glass in the head. 2-light
C19 windows to chancel, with a form of cusped Y-tracery; 3-light east window
with flowing tracery, and C19 stained glass in the head. All the windows in
the church have diamond-leaded panes and some crown glass. C15 south porch:
open timber roof with ovolo-moulded main beam; south face with rectangular
flushwork panels of black knapped flint; a canopied niche above the doorway,
and a trefoil-headed canopied niche to each side. The south door has reused
iron fittings, including C17 hinges, and a canopied niche above with a
reinstated figure of the Virgin and Child. Tower in 5 stages, with 2
intermediate string-courses and a plain parapet of black knapped flint. Stair
turret on the south side, with a conical, stone-tiled roof. A 2-light window
with curvilinear tracery to each face of the top stage. The line of a higher,
earlier roof can be seen on the east face. Victorianised interior to nave and
chancel, all fittings dating from one or other of the C19 restorations. A
very plain double hammerbeam roof to nave, the upper hammerbeams supporting
arched braces which meet in a central pendant below the collar. Simple
pierced and dentilled cornice. Some ovolo-moulding to main timbers. The
roof, said to be C19, could well be C17, and the 6-bay single-hammerbeam roof
to the nave, in similar style, could be of the same date, reused. Hanoverian
arms, painted and framed, on the north wall of nave.

Listing NGR: TL9903878105

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