Church of St Mary, Fish Pond Hill, Harkstead - Babergh

Parish church of C12 origin. C14 south arcade and west tower, C15 chancel and south porch. Victorian rebuilding of roofs of chancel and north chapel. Random flint, rubble and septaria, red brick crenellations to tower, stone dressings, stone and flint flushwork to buttresses, carved stone panels to plinth of tower. Decay of masonry, particularly tower septaria. Roofs failing. In 2017 a successful application was made for a National Lottery Heritage Fund Grants for Places of Worship grant. Repairs anticipated to complete Spring 2019.

Church of St Mary, Fish Pond Hill, Harkstead - Babergh
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    CHURCH OF ST MARY
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1286085
    Local Planning Authority:
    Babergh
    Site Type:
    Religious ritual and funerary > Church

Location

    Building Name:
    Church of St Mary
    Street Name:
    Fish Pond Hill
    County:
    Suffolk
    District / Borough:
    Babergh
    Parish:
    Harkstead
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    South Suffolk
    Region:
    East of England

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Place of worship
    Condition:
    Poor
    Priority:
    F - Repair scheme in progress and (where applicable) end use or user identified; or functionally redundant buildings with new use agreed but not yet implemented.
    Previous Priority:
    F
    Ownership:
    Religious organisation
    Designation:
    Listed Place of Worship grade II*