Church of St Mary, Church Road, Market Weston - St Edmundsbury

Largely C14, restored 1846-7 by Cottingham and again in 1888-9. Nave, chancel, south porch and west tower constructed mainly in flint rubble with plain freestone dressings. Hammerbeam nave roof structure, possibly C17. Roof coverings of plain tiles, with parapets. C15 south porch and five-stage tower. Nave roof truss has failed; the tie bars do not appear to have arrested movement. Major roof repairs required. Window in chancel has been supported and blocked to stop the stained glass from blowing out and structural collapse. Architect investigating sources of grant funding with the parish.

Church of St Mary, Church Road, Market Weston - St Edmundsbury
© Nicholas Warns Architects

Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade II*
  • List Entry Number: 1283638
  • Local Planning Authority: St Edmundsbury
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary
  • Street Name: Church Road
  • County: Suffolk
  • District / Borough: St Edmundsbury
  • Parish: Market Weston
  • Parliamentary Constituency: West Suffolk
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

  • Assessment Type: Place of worship
  • Condition: Very bad
  • Priority: A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*

Contact Details

Trudi Hughes 01223 582739

Next steps

Read more about this historic site on the National Heritage List for England