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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Brome and Oakley, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3443 / 52°20'39"N

Longitude: 1.1478 / 1°8'51"E

OS Eastings: 614509

OS Northings: 276464

OS Grid: TM145764

Mapcode National: GBR TJD.300

Mapcode Global: VHL9F.VB4Q

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 29 July 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1352379

English Heritage Legacy ID: 280958

Location: Brome and Oakley, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP23

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Brome and Oakley

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Brome St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 17 NW
Church of St Mary
Parish church. Medieval core. Enlarged and much restored 1857-63 for Sir
Edward Kerrison and Rev. George Paterson, in a variety of Romanesque and
Gothic styles. Nave, chancel, north aisle (including Cornwallis chapel) and
transept, west tower, south porch. Flint rubble; C19 knapped flint facing
with random stone admixture and flushwork frieze below eaves. Stone
dressings. Slated roofs. Circular tower: base probably C12, with C19 re-
facing; narrower octagonal belfry stage, perhaps C15, with mid C19 openings
and crenellated stone parapet. North aisle windows in C13 style. Transept
(entirely mid C19) has 3-light window in C14 style and angels at the foot of
the gable. South side less altered: 3-light Perpendicular windows to nave and
chancel, all largely renewed. C15 porch with flushwork-panelled facade; over
the entrance a broad shield once painted with the Cornwallis arms. Interior.
Neo-Norman aisle arcade. Mid C19 furnishings, including an elaborate stone
reredos and pulpit (by James Williams of Ipswich) and a set of poppyhead
benches. The most important survival is the series of monuments to the
Cornwallis family of Brome Hall. Sir John Cornwallis (1544); Sir Thomas
Cornwallis (1604): both with recumbent effigies on similar tomb chests. Henry
Cornwallis (1598); Elizabeth, Lady Cornwallis (1680); Frederick, Lord
Cornwallis (1661): all wall monuments. For details see Pevsner. Complete mid
C19 stained glass.

Listing NGR: TM1450976464

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