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Babergh (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TM 16141 40699


TM 1640 WHERSTEAD WHERSTEAD PARK 6/32 Church of St Mary 22.2.55 GV II* Church. C12 origins with C14-15 nave and chancel and C15 tower. C19 porch and vestry. Extensive restoration of 1863-4 included refacing of nave and chancel walls. Flint rubble and septaria tower with ashlar dressings and later brick battlements. Other- wise knapped and roughly-coursed flint with ashlar dressings. Porch has glazed timber superstructure on flint and ashlar base. Plain tile roof with ashlar coping. West tower, 3-bay nave and 2-bay chancel under continuous roof. South porch, north vestry. 3-stage tower with diagonal flushwork buttresses. 3-light west window with C19 Perpendicular tracery. 2nd floor recessed on band, single trefoil-headed light. 2-light belfry opening under Tudor arch. Battlements and crocketed pinnacles. Nave: 2-light windows with C19 tracery. Porch contains Norman doorway with one order of colonettes with crude head capitals painted over and arch of 2 orders with chevron moulding forming lozenges. Blocked north door with worn shafts and remains of one capital. Chancel: restored lancet to west, Cl9 priests door and 2-light C19 traceried window. 3-light east window with geometrical tracery. Vestry has C19 window with apparently reused hood mould and foliate stops. Interior: tall tower arch. Trefoil- arched piscina on engaged shafts. C19 hammer-beam roof and fittings.

Listing NGR: TM1614140699


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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 Feb 2004
Reference: IOE01/11831/16
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr T. P. C. Bramer. Source Historic England Archive
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