CHURCH OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1352636
Date first listed:
27-Nov-1954
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY

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

County:
Suffolk
District:
Waveney (District Authority)
Parish:
Somerleyton, Ashby and Herringfleet
National Grid Reference:
TM 48976 99037

Details

ASHBY TM 49 NE 1/1 Church of St. Mary 27.11.54 I Parish church. Medieval. Nave, chancel, west tower. Flint rubble with stone dressings; continuous thatched roof. The lower third of the tower is round, with a lancet west window; the upper part is octagonal, with red brick angles and brick lancet belfry openings to each face. Crenellated parapet. Both parts of the tower are a rebuilding, probably of the early C16. The nave is C13: some original lancet windows and 2-light windows in Perpendicular style. Simple double-chamfered south doorway; north doorway bricked-up. Late C13 chancel, re-faced in mid C19. Original lancet and Y-traceried windows to north and south, and a 4-light east window in matching style, apparently renewed mid C19. Interior. No chancel arch. Coupled rafter roof to nave, many of the trusses probably medieval. Mid C19 boarded ceiling to chancel. In the sanctuary a trefoil-arched piscina and drop-sill sedilia. Rood loft stair in south wall of nave. Square font of Purbeck marble, C12 or C13, with small remains of decoration; there is a round shaft and 4 turned wooden corner supports, probably added in C16 or C17. Mid and late C19 furnishings. 3 consecration crosses are visible on the walls, 2 in the nave and one in the chancel.

Listing NGR: TM4897699037

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
282352
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: 18 Jul 2002
Reference: IOE01/08237/13
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Roger Preston. Source Historic England Archive
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