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 Heritage Lottery 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


  • 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: B
  • Ownership: Religious organisation
  • Designation: Listed Place of Worship grade II*