Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1352447

Date first listed: 29-Jul-1955



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County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk (District Authority)

Parish: Occold

National Grid Reference: TM 15578 70863


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OCCOLD THE STREET TM 17 SE 1/41 Church of St Michael 29.7.55 GV II* Parish church. Medieval, restored 1854 and 1877. Nave, chancel, west tower, south porch, north vestry. Flint rubble, the nave, chancel and porch rendered. Slated roofs. C15 square tower in 4 stages; crenellated parapet with stumps of pinnacles. Diagonal buttresses to west, lateral buttresses to east. Flushwork to plinth, parapet and buttresses. Moulded west doorway, the arch enriched with fleurons and crowns, now decayed. Renewed 3-light west window and 2-light belfry openings. Nave has C13 north and south doorways with plain 2-centred arches. The windows are in Perpendicular style, very largely C19-C20 renewals; 2 to the south have square heads. The porch is heavily restored. Chancel has one small C12 window (north); a cinquefoil- headed lancet window with ballflower-enriched hoodmould and 2 2-light Perpendicular windows with 4-centre arched Priest's doorway between (south). 3-light east window with intersecting tracery (renewed). Interior. Both nave and chancel were re-roofed in 1854. The chancel arch rests on large corbel heads, probably of C14 date. North east nave window has shafted surround and a canopied statue niche in its east splay. Central south nave window also has a canopied statue niche in its east splay. In the chancel, the head of the splay of the south west window is decorated with a band of leaves. Fleuron- enriched vestry doorway with medieval door. Both nave and chancel have cinquefoil piscinas. Remains of rood stair in south east nave; opposite is a blocked doorway to another rood stair. C15 octagonal font, the carving now lost. Good early C17 carved pulpit with bracketed bookboard and suspended tester; a date 1620 was probably removed from the backboard. West nave has 8 plain bench-ends, probably medieval. Chancel stalls re-use 4 medieval traceried panels and 2 poppyhead bench-ends. In the sanctuary is a medieval misere seat with good carving. Nave floor has effigy brass,to William Corbald and wife (c.1490). In the tower base is a C17 painted board in memory of Stephen Humfrey and family. Splay of south west chancel window has C14 painted figure. Arms of Charles II on north nave wall.

Listing NGR: TM1557870863


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