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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Flowton, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0809 / 52°4'51"N

Longitude: 1.037 / 1°2'13"E

OS Eastings: 608195

OS Northings: 246856

OS Grid: TM081468

Mapcode National: GBR TMB.JZ8

Mapcode Global: VHKF2.XYLN

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 9 December 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1251233

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433465

Location: Flowton, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP8

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Flowton

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Flowton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

FLOWTON
TM 04 NE
6/110 Church of St. Mary
9.12.55
- I

Church, mediaeval. Nave, chancel, south porch, west tower. Mainly flint
rubble walling with freestone dressings and massive buttressing. Plaintiled
roofs. An unusually complete example of an early C14 parish church, with a
little alteration of later C14 and c.1500. Simple 2-light Y-traceried side
windows and hood-moulded nave doorways, in some cases with mask drip-moulds.
Both nave and chancel have good and complete early C14 roofs; long octagonal
crownposts with moulded capitals ana square-sectioned 4-way braces; tie-beams,
arch-braces, wallposts and cornices are all moulded. The south porch has a
moulded arched Oak doorway of early C14, but was reroofed in C17 and repaired
in red brick in C20. The tower has a moulded south doorway and quatrefoil
ringing chamber windows; flanking the C14 west window are late C14/C15 image
niches, with just the stools remaining. A gallery in the tower is C14/C15,
extended past the tower arch in C18. From the gallery rises a rare C14/C15
timber stair with triangular block treads. the tower top stage was demolished
in C18 (faculty given 1747) and a pyramid roof constructed behind brick
parapets partly from the original bellframe (the remainder was adapted for a
single bell). Large east window of later C14 with reticulated tracery. Other
C14 features includes shafted chancel arch, a plain piscina and a fragment of
red abstract painting on the south nave wall. C1500, a large 3-light window
and rood loft stair turret were inserted both using red brick (bequest for
painting candlebeam 1510). Octagonal C13 font with splayed bowl, each face
with shallow arcading; C17 Oak cover with ramped scrolls. In the chancel
floor are ledger slabs of 1612 and 1649, in the nave are two more of 1643 and
1646.


Listing NGR: TM0819546856

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