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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Raydon, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0081 / 52°0'29"N

Longitude: 0.9845 / 0°59'4"E

OS Eastings: 604931

OS Northings: 238617

OS Grid: TM049386

Mapcode National: GBR SLX.3Q9

Mapcode Global: VHKFG.0STF

Plus Code: 9F422X5M+7R

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 22 February 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1286247

English Heritage Legacy ID: 277274

Location: Raydon, Babergh, Suffolk, IP7

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Raydon

Built-Up Area: Raydon

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Raydon St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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TM 03 NW
(West Side)
Church of St Mary


Church. Late C13 - early C14, restored 1883. Flint with ashlar dressings, south
side rendered. Timber porch. Plain tile roofs. 3-bay nave with low bell house
to west, south porch and north vestry. Slightly lower chancel. Square bell house
with louvres and pyramidal roof with ball finial. Nave: diagonal off-set
buttresses to west end. South side: probable late C19 gabled porch contains
original south door, continuously moulded under pointed arch with stoup to right
and surmounted by a niche. Off-set buttress to east of porch. Window
to west restored, 2-light with ogee-cusped Y-tracery. Centre window has 2 cusped
lights with cusped spherical triangle in head and window to east has 2 cusped ogee
lights with cusped vesica in head. Hoodmould with head stops to all windows. North
side: C19 gabled vestry, windows similar to south side. Chancel, south side:
central pointed priests door has shafts with moulded capitals. Off-set buttresses
with cusped gables. Window to west a single cusped light surmounted by trefoil
under hoodmould with panel of blind tracery below which may once have been open.
Pair of 2-light windows with geometrical tracery under hoodmoulds. North side:
two similar windows with geometrical tracery and V-shaped buttresses (Cautley p1.8).
Diagonal buttresses to east end with fine crocketed pinnacle finials. 4-light east
window replaced 1883. Interior: nave piscina with cusped pointed arch. Brackets
of former rood beam flank chancel arch and stairs survive to north. Tomb recess
with cusped heavily-moulded arch with head stops of type used as Easter sepulchre.
Fine piscina with open geometrical tracery. Wall tablet to John Mayor (d1663)in
marble with broken segmental pedimented aedicule.

H Munro Cautley, Suffolk Churches 5th ed 1982, p340 pl.8.

Listing NGR: TM0493138617

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