Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1352028

Date first listed: 09-Dec-1955

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MARY


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Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MARY

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

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk (District Authority)

Parish: Akenham

National Grid Reference: TM 14790 48834


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AKENHAM TM 14 NW 7/1 Church of St. Mary 9.12.55 - II* Church, mediaeval with mid C19 restoration. Nave, chancel, south-west tower/porch, and south chapel. Mainly flint rubble (plastered chancel walls), with limestone dressings. Chancel and nave roofs both plaintiled, the latter with parapet gables. In the north nave wall is a Norman slit window with attached shafts, very restored (or perhaps renewed) in C19; this window suggests chat much of the fabric may also be Norman. The chancel has two pointed lancets and a plain doorway, of late C13 type. A C14 square-headed window in the north chancel wall. The tower was added in late C14 athwart the south doorway, which was re-formed to match the moulded outer doorway; the use of red brick for the relieving arches is unusually early. Belfrey openings and flushed flint parapets are restored or rebuilt in C19, but lion-head gargoyles are original. C15 work includes the canted and ceiled chancel roof, east window with grotesque corbels, and 2 similar restored windows in nave. South chapel added C16 in red brick with parapets and stuccoed mullioned and transomed windows; C19 slated roof. C15 octagonal limestone font, the sunk panels on bowl and stem containing tracery.

Listing NGR: TM1479048834


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Legacy System number: 279194

Legacy System: LBS

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