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

Location

    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