Church Of St Mary

Date:
22 Jul 2002
Location:
Church Of St Mary, Church Hill, Kersey, Babergh, Suffolk, IP7 6EE
Reference:
IOE01/07755/02
Type:
Photograph (Digital)
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Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

KERSEY CHURCH HILL 1.

5377 (east side) Church of St Mary TM 04 SW 42/425 23.1.58 I GV 2.

A C14 and C15 flint and stone church standing on high ground to the south of the village. The north aisle was built circa 1335 and the foundations of the tower were laid. It was completed in 1481. The west tower is of 4 stages with diagonal buttresses, a castellated parapet with flint chequerwork, and an octagonal stair turret. It forms a prominent landmark.

The south porch has 2 bays with buttresses rising to crocketted pinnacles, chequerwork panels on the front and a castellated parapet with chequerwork.

The ceiling has moulded and carved beams and carved panels. The north porch is similar but less elaborate. The chancel was rebuilt in 1862.

The nave roof has hammer beams alternating with tie beams with arched braces meeting in the centre. The interior fittings include 2 fonts, one of the C12 and another of the C15, a C15 lectern and chancel screen.

The north aisle has a defaced stone carved frieze.

Listing NGR: TM0020743946

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE01/1808 IOE Records taken by Leslie G Selby; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

© Mr Leslie G. Selby. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Selby, Leslie G.

Rights Holder: Selby, Leslie G.

Keywords

Flint, Stone, Timber, Medieval Church, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Place Of Worship