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Forest Heath (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 69128 73856


TL 67 SE 3/57



I Church. Medieval. Nave, chancel, west tower, south aisle and vestry, south porch. Flint rubble with limestone dressings.(most of the north wall is plastered). Plaintiled roofs (vestry, aisle and tower roofs are flat). In the north chancel wall is a C13 lancet. North and south doorways, and south priest's doorway (restored) later C13. Mid C14 tower, the lowest stage of ashlar, with moulded west doorway; above it is a traceried west window with flanking image niches. Small trefoiled belfry windows. A ringing chamber quatrefoil window has a C13 coffin slab for a lintel, On the south face of the tower is a worn C18 tablet with enriched border. South nave arcade has octagonal piers with moulded capitals of early C14 type, below them are trefoil-headed arches carved on each face; many have medieval graffiti. 3- light early C14 east window with intersecting tracery; a later C14 low-side window in the south wall. The aisle was raised, given square-headed 2-light windows with mask corbels, and re-roofed C15. A vestry incorporated at west end has the original doorway and door; on the jamb is the signature of Bagot (priest in 1447); a slit window high up the west wall may indicate a former upper chamber. Nave roof also raised C15; unmoulded queen-post trusses with 6 posts each, the innermost pair being arch-braced to the principals; 2 secondary hammerbeam trusses in each bay (restored 1926). Clerestory windows and large traceried windows in north wall. A moulded rood-beam, doorway and loft-stairs survive at the chancel arch (a will of 1475 contributes to cost of painting loft). Sanctus bell-cote at east nave gable (the bell now at Moyses Hall Museum, Bury St. Edmunds); under the south eaves nearby is an image niche. The C14 or C15 porch was almost rebuilt C18 in gault brick; it encloses another good C14 image niche. Chancel roof C15, canted and plastered, with crenellated cornice. C13 limestone font, the square bowl has recessed pilasters at the corners and 5 matching supporting shafts. Set of 7 C14 pews in aisle; 4 others in nave and 2 in chancel. Octagonal C17 pulpit with C18 steps and handrail. Fragments of 3 wall paintings on north side of nave, one (St. Christopher) is covered by a monument. Windows in chancel; east aisle and north nave wall have good, but jumbled, medieval glass. Several early C19 marble wall monuments on the north nave wall, and a brass recording benefaction of John Mortlock (1620). A marble monument in the chancel to Revd. John Sankey, 1738. In the nave are 8 marble floor slabs, mainly of C18; one of 1697.

Listing NGR: TL6912873856


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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: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/07247/09
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Richard Egerton. Source Historic England Archive
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