This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
TM 26 NE SAXTEAD CHURCH ROAD
1/167 Church of 7.12.66 All Saints
Parish church. Medieval, restored 1922. Nave, chancel, south porch; the west tower collapsed in 1805. Random flint and stone rubble, mostly plastered;stone dressings; leaded roofto nave, plaintiles to chancel. C15 nave: to the south 2 identical 2- light square headed windows; to the north one 3-light window, one later 2-light wooden window with square leaded glass and a moulded doorway, probably C13. Good C15 south porch: panel led flushwork to the facade and plinth, entrance arch with hoodmould and carved spandrels and an empty canopied niche over; original side windows. Nave doorway enriched with fleurons and with original door. Early C14 2-bay chancel: to the south 2 good original 2-light windows and a C16 Priest's doorway in brick; to the north one lancet window; fine original 3-light east window with flowing tracery. C15 hammerbeam roof to nave with carved wallplate and cornice; pierced tracery above the hammerbeams and above the collars. C15 octagonal font with C17 cover. Set of 16 C15 poppyhead bench ends in nave, all but 2 of the benches being modern. C17 turned altar rails; C14 angle piscina in south sanctuary. To either side of the east window are C18 framed copies of the Commandments. 3 painted Consecration crosses were uncovered in the north and south chancel and south nave in the early 1960's. The wooden reredos incorporates carved woodwork from the rood screen and pulpit (reredos stored in west nave at the time of survey). Graded I for surviving medieval work.
Listing NGR: TM2624465739
© Mr A. C. A Seinet. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Seinet, A. C. A
Rights Holder: Seinet, A. C. A
Flint, Lead, Rubble, Stone, Tile, Medieval Parish Church, Tudor Religious Ritual And Funerary, Elizabethan Church, Place Of Worship
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