Church of St Mary


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Statutory Address:
Church of St Mary, Culford Park, Bury St Edmunds, IP28 6TX


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Statutory Address:
Church of St Mary, Culford Park, Bury St Edmunds, IP28 6TX

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

St. Edmundsbury (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 83341 70298


This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 26/06/2018

TL 87 SW 1/16


GV II Parish church. Dated 1856 on south porch. Rebuilt in early English style by W.G.Habershon for the Rev. E.R. Benyon, rector and lord of the manor. The tower of the earlier church was heightened and encased in flint and Bath stone to match the rest of the church. The north aisle was added in 1908.

Random kidney flint, with Bath stone quions and dressings and plaintiled roofs. Two-light windows to nave with cusped plate-tracery, and similar single-light windows to chancel. A three-light east window. The south porch has a steeply-pitched plaintiled roof. The tower is of four stages: diagonal buttresses faced with panels of black knapped flint, embattled parapet with flushwork panels, heavy, ornate two-light windows to top stage. A vestry to the north of the chancel.

The interior contains many monuments from the older church: to members of the Bacon family, most important to Jane Bacon, 1654, a large standing wall monument including her husband and children: to various Cornwallises: and, in the north aisle, a large recumbent effigy of Countess Cadogan (d.1907) in white marble in a vaulted recess with a cross, putti and large vine-trails on the back wall. Below the church, vaults of the Cornwallis and Cadogan families.

Listing NGR: TL8334170298


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Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 39 Suffolk,


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 10 Sep 2002
Reference: IOE01/09040/02
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr G. W. Yeend. Source Historic England Archive
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