CHURCH OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1351459

Date first listed: 23-Jan-1958

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MARY, CHURCH HILL

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MARY, CHURCH HILL

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

County: Suffolk

District: Babergh (District Authority)

Parish: Kersey

National Grid Reference: TM 00207 43946

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History

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Details

KERSEY CHURCH HILL 1. 5377 (east side) Church of St Mary TM 04 SW 42/425 23.1.58 I GV 2. A C14 and C15 flint and stone church standing on high ground to the south of the village. The north aisle was built circa 1335 and the foundations of the tower were laid. It was completed in 1481. The west tower is of 4 stages with diagonal buttresses, a castellated parapet with flint chequerwork, and an octagonal stair turret. It forms a prominent landmark. The south porch has 2 bays with buttresses rising to crocketted pinnacles, chequerwork panels on the front and a castellated parapet with chequerwork. The ceiling has moulded and carved beams and carved panels. The north porch is similar but less elaborate. The chancel was rebuilt in 1862. The nave roof has hammer beams alternating with tie beams with arched braces meeting in the centre. The interior fittings include 2 fonts, one of the C12 and another of the C15, a C15 lectern and chancel screen. The north aisle has a defaced stone carved frieze.

Listing NGR: TM0020743946

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 276573

Legacy System: LBS

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