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CHURCH OF ST AGNES

List Entry Summary

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

Name: CHURCH OF ST AGNES

List entry Number: 1037643

Location

CHURCH OF ST AGNES, BURY ROAD

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

County: Suffolk

District: Forest Heath

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Newmarket

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 26-Jun-1984

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 275636

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

TL 6563 AND TL 66 SE NEWMARKET BURY ROAD (including EXNING)

5/76 and 7/76 CHURCH OF ST AGNES

II*

Church, 1886, by R.H. Carpenter; built as a private chapel for the Duchess of Montrose. Nave, chancel, west porch, north side- chapel, south vestry with bell-turret. In the Decorated Gothic manner. Red brick with dressings of limestone; parapet gables. Plaintiled roofs, a circular limestone chimney. Windows have moulded brick reveals with limestone tracery and hoodmoulds. Entrance doorways moulded and with arched heads of various Gothic forms; oak boarded doors with decorative ironwork. The slender octagonal bell-turret has an upper stage of limestone with elaborate detailing: cusped openings on each face, above these a frieze of sunk tracery, then crocketed gablets with traceried openings, then a crocketed spire. The interior walling of fair- face red brick with limestone dressings. A dado of majolica tiling throughout the nave and chapel. The entire wall face of the sanctuary is richly decorated, with several elements in a variety of materials: a marble reredos by Boehm in the Renaissance manner, depicting the assumption of St. Agnes surrounded by cherubs in clouds; about its arched head, a triple arcade of limestone around and within which are figures of saints in richly-coloured Salviati mosaic. The 7-bay nave roof has scissor-braced principal rafter trusses with boldy cusped arch- bracing; the chancel roof is vaulted with moulded ribs. Practically all windows have stained glass figures of saints by Clayton and Bell. Included as grade II* because an exceptional example of a high Victorian Church with elaborate tile and mosaic work, complete in all its details including fixtures and fittings.

Listing NGR: TL6501764006

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National Grid Reference: TL 65017 64006

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