CHURCH OF ST AGNES

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1037643

Date first listed: 26-Jun-1984

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST AGNES, BURY ROAD

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST AGNES, BURY ROAD

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

County: Suffolk

District: Forest Heath (District Authority)

Parish: Newmarket

National Grid Reference: TL 65017 64006

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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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 275636

Legacy System: LBS

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