Church Of St Mary

27 Aug 2002
Church Of St Mary, Chilton, Babergh, Suffolk
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

Chilton 1.

5377 Church of St Mary TL 84 SE 8/121 23.3.61.



The church stands about 500 m south of Chilton Hall in isolation, completely surrounded by agricultural land. At one time it is considered that a village stood by the church which was cleared when a deer park was made to Chilton Hall. A C15 flint church with embattled parapets to nave and chancel. The west tower is a C16 red brick with embattled parapet, corner crocketted pinnacles and heavy angle buttresses. A plain flint porch with a moulded brick parapet projects on the south. On the north side, opening on to the chancel is the Crane Chapel with 2 table tombs, one to George Crane (d 1491) and one to Robert Crane (d 1500) and wife. There is also a wall monument to Sir Robert Crane (d 1643) and 2 wives, carved in 1626 by Gerard Christmas. Grated for its architectural and historical value.

Listing NGR: TL8896942215


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1728 IOE Records taken by John Rodger-Brown; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr John Rodger-Brown. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Rodger-Brown, John

Rights Holder: Rodger-Brown, John


Brick, Flint, Medieval Church, Tudor Religious Ritual And Funerary, Place Of Worship, Table Tomb, Tomb, Funerary Site, Wall Monument, Commemorative, Commemorative Monument