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

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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

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

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
276573
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 22 Jul 2002
Reference: IOE01/07755/02
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Leslie G. Selby. Source Historic England Archive
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