Church of St Mary, Hall Lane, Nettlestead - Mid Suffolk

Church of C12 origins including nave walls and windows, one with distinctive Saxon-style carving. Similar reused fragments built into tower. Unrestored interior (except for chancel) with important medieval details including font, piscina and pew bench ends, all with elaborate carvings. Progressive corrosion of roof fixings is resulting in loss and slippage of roof tiles, recently on a large scale, posing risk to the interior. Damp conditions reported, caused by cementitious render and ineffective drainage arrangements. A grant application to the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2017 was unsuccessful.

Church of St Mary, Hall Lane, Nettlestead - Mid Suffolk
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Site Details

  • Designated Site Name: CHURCH OF ST MARY
  • Heritage Category: Listed Building grade I
  • List Entry Number: 1263028
  • Local Planning Authority: Mid Suffolk
  • Site Type: Religious ritual and funerary > Church


  • Building Name: Church of St Mary
  • Street Name: Hall Lane
  • County: Suffolk
  • District / Borough: Mid Suffolk
  • Parish: Nettlestead
  • Parliamentary Constituency: Central Suffolk and North Ipswich
  • Region: East of England

Assessment Information

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

Contact Details

Malcolm Starr 01223 582723

Next steps

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