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Church of All Saints, Icklingham

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 7 May 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 275789

OS Grid Reference: TL7757572606
OS Grid Coordinates: 577575, 272606
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3228, 0.6042

Location: The Street, Icklingham, Suffolk IP28 6PS

Locality: Icklingham
Local Authority: Forest Heath District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP28 6PS

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Listing Text


- Church of All Saints
- I

Church. Mediaeval. Nave, chancel, south aisle and porch, south-west tower.
Flint rubble with freestone dressings and parapet gables. Thatched roofs, the
tower roof flat behind parapets. The nave has a core of C11 or C12, with
large areas of coursed flint walling and 2 blocked lancets. Apart from the
porch almost all other work is C14. South aisle was added mid C14, with a 4-
bay nave arcade having octagonal piers and moulded capitals. An external
eaves cornice of stone with ball-flower ornament; another internal cornice on
both sides has a frieze of various motifs. A 5-light net-traceried east
window has 2 large flanking canopied image niches, richly-carved and with
traces of colour. 2 good 3-light windows in the south wall. Further similar
mid C14 windows of 1 and 2 lights in nave and chancel side walls. Moulded mid
C14 south doorway with restored plank doors; another simpler doorway in north
chancel wall. North nave doorway of late C14 or C15. Both chancel and aisle
have trefoil-headed piscinae in south wall. In the chancel is a double
aumbry. East chancel window of 3 lights, late C14, restored. Tower is to
west of aisle; the tall belfry stage has large Y-traceried windows and well-
carved gargoyles projecting from a frieze of quatrefoils. A cusped circular
ringing chamber window, and simple blocked west doorway with lancet above. In
the chancel is a large number of C14 mosaic tiles with line-impressed
decoration. (For details, see article in Proc. Suffolk Inst. Archaeology, Vol.
XXXIII (1974)). Porch added C15, with pilastered doorway and 2-light side
windows. C15 stairs and doorway to former roodloft; the screen is complete up
to middle rail with tracery applied to solid panels. Early C14 font, the bowl
of limestone, octagonal, with different tracery on each face, the 5 supporting
columns probably later. Octagonal C17 pulpit with balusters and handrail.
Some good C14 stained glass, especially figures and tabernacle-work in south
aisle. Nave and aisle roofs of scissor-braced coupled-rafter type; a good C19
replica. C17 altar rails with splat balusters. A number of pews, all 1 with
poppy-heads; a set of 2, pilastered, of C15, and several small sets of C15-

Listing NGR: TL7757572606

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Source: English Heritage

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