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Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade I Listed Building in Sudbury, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0984 / 52°5'54"N

Longitude: 0.834 / 0°50'2"E

OS Eastings: 594208

OS Northings: 248244

OS Grid: TL942482

Mapcode National: GBR RJ7.FNY

Mapcode Global: VHKDZ.DJR6

Plus Code: 9F423RXM+9H

Entry Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 23 January 1958

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1351432

English Heritage Legacy ID: 276320

Location: Brent Eleigh, Babergh, Suffolk, CO10

County: Suffolk

District: Babergh

Civil Parish: Brent Eleigh

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Brent Eleigh St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

Church of St Mary
the Virgin
TL 94 NW 36/173 23.1 .58
An early C14 stone and flint building standing on high ground to the
north of the village near to Brent Eleigh Hall. It is an outstanding
example of a manorial church;with many original features; which has escaped
C19 restoration. There is a fine early C14 south door carved with reticulated
blank tracery. The interior has a complete set of high box pews, some Jacobean but
mostly C18. The manorial pew, probably a former chapel, is enclosed by old screens. Th
east wall of the chancel has a remarkable mediaeval wall painting of
the crucifixion with figures of women. It was probably the original
reredos dating from circa 1300. There is also a C14 wall painting of
angels and a C16 painting of the harrowing of hell. The font is early
C14 with a C17 cover and the pulpit is C17. In the chancel there is
a standing wall monument to Edward Colman (d 1739) by Thomas Dunn, the

Listing NGR: TL9420848244

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

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