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Church of St Stephen, Higham

Description: Church of St Stephen

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 October 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 275779

OS Grid Reference: TL7468165595
OS Grid Coordinates: 574681, 265595
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2608, 0.5581

Location: Higham, Suffolk IP28 6NJ

Locality: Higham
Local Authority: Forest Heath District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP28 6NJ

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Listing Text


6/38 Church of St. Stephen

Church. 1861, by G. Gilbert Scott. In the C13 Gothic style. Nave, chancel,
north aisle, north vestry and organ chamber, west tower and south porch.
Flint rubble with bands and dressings of limestone; parapet gables.
Plaintiled roofs. Apart from the tower, which is circular and is arcaded at
the belfry stage, with a short shingled spire, all external forms and
mouldings are in the mid C13 style. The nave arcading and other arches are
also in the manner of C13, but the crown post nave roof is of C14 type. The
baptistery, at the base of the tower, has a vaulted ceiling with ribs
springing from wall shafts; circular limestone font on multiple shafts.
Boarded doors have some good decorative ironwork. Stained glass throughout is
by Clayton and Bell, c.1875.

Listing NGR: TL7468165595

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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