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Mid Suffolk (District Authority)
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TM 11358 68153


THWAITE CHURCH LANE TM 16 NW 3/87 Church of St George 29.7.55

-- II* Parish church. Medieval, restored c.1870 and 1904. Nave, chancel, south porch. A west tower once existed. Flint rubble, stone dressings. Chancel has knapped flint facing of c.1870 to south and east. Red brick porch. Plaintiled roof with ridge tiles. Nave has mainly C14 windows with 2-centred and pointed segmental arches; most are original. One renewed square-headed C15 window to south. To west, a moulded doorway has original doors with remains of tracery; above is a 3-light window with cusped intersecting tracery. West end largely rebuilt c.1870 when bell turret was added. C14 south doorway, also moulded, retains original door. Good porch of c.1500 has moulded entrance arch on shafted jambs; over the entrance is a blocked cusped niche. Small incomplete 2-light side windows. Original arch-braced roof with embattled wallplates and collars; each of the 6 wallposts terminates in a carved head. North wall of chancel has an original lancet window of c.1200. South chancel has 2 C14 and C15 windows, the latter square-headed and original, and a restored Priest's doorway with narrow 2-centred arch. 3-light east window with reticulated tracery. Interior. 7-bay hammerbeam nave roof, probably C15, with moulding and embattled ornament to wallplates and hammerbeams; the braces between the hammerbeams and principal rafters have sweeping curves. The nave is said to have been re-roofed in 1904 re-using old material, although it is possible only the 2 narrower bays at the west end are of this date. Chancel roof ceiled over; moulded and embattled wallplates. At north west nave the doorway to former tower stair has original door. Simple 2-centre arched piscina and adjacent drop-sill sedilia. Font, perhaps of c.1400, has octagonal bowl with traceried panels. Fine C15 pulpit, each side carved with 2 ogee-arched panels and pierced quatrefoils below; the base is original. Reading desk re-uses late C16 carved woodwork. Simple pine benches of c.1870.

Listing NGR: TM1135868153


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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: 21 Jul 2002
Reference: IOE01/08289/06
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr A. C. A Seinet. Source Historic England Archive
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