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Forest Heath (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 77575 72606



5/47 - Church of All Saints 7/5/54 - I

Church. Mediaeval. Nave, chancel, south aisle and porch, south-west tower. Flint rubble with freestone dressings and parapet gables. Thatched roofs, the tower roof flat behind parapets. The nave has a core of C11 or C12, with large areas of coursed flint walling and 2 blocked lancets. Apart from the porch almost all other work is C14. South aisle was added mid C14, with a 4- bay nave arcade having octagonal piers and moulded capitals. An external eaves cornice of stone with ball-flower ornament; another internal cornice on both sides has a frieze of various motifs. A 5-light net-traceried east window has 2 large flanking canopied image niches, richly-carved and with traces of colour. 2 good 3-light windows in the south wall. Further similar mid C14 windows of 1 and 2 lights in nave and chancel side walls. Moulded mid C14 south doorway with restored plank doors; another simpler doorway in north chancel wall. North nave doorway of late C14 or C15. Both chancel and aisle have trefoil-headed piscinae in south wall. In the chancel is a double aumbry. East chancel window of 3 lights, late C14, restored. Tower is to west of aisle; the tall belfry stage has large Y-traceried windows and well- carved gargoyles projecting from a frieze of quatrefoils. A cusped circular ringing chamber window, and simple blocked west doorway with lancet above. In the chancel is a large number of C14 mosaic tiles with line-impressed decoration. (For details, see article in Proc. Suffolk Inst. Archaeology, Vol. XXXIII (1974)). Porch added C15, with pilastered doorway and 2-light side windows. C15 stairs and doorway to former roodloft; the screen is complete up to middle rail with tracery applied to solid panels. Early C14 font, the bowl of limestone, octagonal, with different tracery on each face, the 5 supporting columns probably later. Octagonal C17 pulpit with balusters and handrail. Some good C14 stained glass, especially figures and tabernacle-work in south aisle. Nave and aisle roofs of scissor-braced coupled-rafter type; a good C19 replica. C17 altar rails with splat balusters. A number of pews, all 1 with poppy-heads; a set of 2, pilastered, of C15, and several small sets of C15- C17.

Listing NGR: TL7757572606


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'Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History' in Report 33, (1974)


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: 31 Mar 2007
Reference: IOE01/16368/25
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Tree. Source Historic England Archive
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