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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Denham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2266 / 52°13'35"N

Longitude: 0.5694 / 0°34'9"E

OS Eastings: 575585

OS Northings: 261823

OS Grid: TL755618

Mapcode National: GBR PCP.6T4

Mapcode Global: VHJGS.T9CF

Plus Code: 9F426HG9+JQ

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 14 July 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1285509

English Heritage Legacy ID: 283730

Location: Denham, West Suffolk, Suffolk, IP29

County: Suffolk

District: West Suffolk

Civil Parish: Denham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Denham St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Church; mediaeval with c.1605 chapel; restored 1846. Nave, chancel, north
chapel, south porch, west tower. Flint rubble (1846 work faced in rounded
flints), chapel red brick; limestone quoins and dressings, parapet gables with
kneelers. Plaintiled roof. Nave has unmoulded arched Norman north doorway,
blocked C19: C19 lancet and 2-light perpendicular-style windows in south wall.
C19 South doorway and parapet gabled porch. Tower, 1846 in early perpendicular
style with crenellated parapets and 3-light west window. Chancel has mid C14
2-light cusped east window; smaller similar south window restored 1846. Roof
rebuilt 1846 over nave, chancel and chapel ; pine scissor trusses with butt
purlins and boarded soffits with square applied panels and crenellated cornice;
the trusses sit on limestone carved grotesque corbels -
mediaeval or well-copied in C19 from original patterns. C19 benches, organ and
octagonal pulpit. Mediaeval limestone octagonal font on octagonal shaft and
base; unmoulded, possibly C13 or C14. Early C17 oak panelling in sanctuary
with original painted floral decoration; said to be taken from Denham Hall. In
the Chapel (almost rebuilt C19), a large canopied table monument to Sir Edward
Lewkenor and Susan his wife who both died 1605 of smallpox; kneeling effigies of
both, with 8 children; canopy has obelisks and strapwork, supported on
Corinthian columns. Another monument to grandson Sir Edward Lewkenor, (died
1634, also of smallpox) a marble tomb by S. and M. Christmas with recumbent
effigy in armour.

Listing NGR: TL7558561823

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