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Church of All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in Ashbocking, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1462 / 52°8'46"N

Longitude: 1.1695 / 1°10'10"E

OS Eastings: 616956

OS Northings: 254509

OS Grid: TM169545

Mapcode National: GBR VN2.GHH

Mapcode Global: VHLBF.7B41

Plus Code: 9F4345W9+FR

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 9 December 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1352127

English Heritage Legacy ID: 279621

Location: Ashbocking, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP6

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Ashbocking

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Ashbocking All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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TM 15 SE
7/2 Church of All Saints
Parish church. Medieval with major C16 alterations. Restorations of 1824 and
1870-73. Chancel, nave, west tower, south porch. Medieval walling mainly of
plastered rubble with freestone dressings. Plaintiled roofs. Chancel has mid
C13 work: plate-traceried windows to north and south, with matching doorway
and piscina (east window a C19 restoration, with surrounding rebuilding in red
brick). Nave has much mid/late C14 work: 2-light dagger-traceried windows,
with restored grotesque corbels. Heavily moulded mid C14 south doorway with
original grotesque corbels and adjacent stoup. A fine late C14 tomb recess in
south wall, richly-carved: ogee-arched head with buttress-shafts and crocketed
finials. The cusping is enriched with grotesques, and the enrichment is
unusually delicate: probably for one of the de Bocking family. Mid C16 tower
of red brick with a compact grid of diaper-patterning in burnt headers; the
upper stage is later, perhaps c.1600, without the patterning. Moulded west
doorway, labelled and with large 3-light window in ashlar above. Porch also
in mid C16 brick with diaperwork: a 4-centred arched doorway with an angel in
carved limestone above; crow-stepped gables (compare C16 brickwork at
Ashbocking Hall). Plain and rather poor mid/late C16 hammerbeam roof to nave.
Similar roofs in chancel and porch (much restored); the windbraces are a C19
embellishment. Norman font bowl of cauldron form, on C19 shafts; oak cover in
the C15 manner is probably C19. A set of sixteen C17 pews in the nave, with
unusual buttresses at the square ends. C19 benches have reused C15 poppyhead
ends. Mounted on a panel on north wall are brasses of Edmund Bocking (1585)
with his two wives and two daughters. Tn the chancel is a slab with brass
bearing an acrostic epitaph to Thomas Horseman, 1619; 3 other slabs of C18.

Listing NGR: TM1695654509

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