Church of St Mary, Cavendish - St Edmundsbury

Church dating from the C14, prominently situated in the Cavendish Conservation Area at the east end of the green. Unusual features include the vaulted parvise and external arched timber bell cage and flagpole combined, which sits on the tower parapet. There is some deterioration of masonry on the tower. The flagpole has begun to lean, possibly because the plated joint at low level is becoming ineffective.

Church of St Mary, Cavendish - St Edmundsbury
© Historic England

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: Church of St Mary
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1031774
  • Local Planning Authority: St Edmundsbury
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary
  • County: Suffolk
  • District / Borough: St Edmundsbury
  • Parish: Cavendish
  • Parliamentary Constituency: South Suffolk
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Poor
  • Priority: C - Slow decay; no solution agreed
  • Previous Priority: C
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade I, CA