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Church of St Mary the Virgin, Brent Eleigh

Description: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 January 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 276320

OS Grid Reference: TL9420848244
OS Grid Coordinates: 594208, 248244
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0984, 0.8340

Location: Hall Road, Brent Eleigh, Suffolk CO10 9NP

Locality: Brent Eleigh
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CO10 9NP

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Listing Text

Church of St Mary
the Virgin
TL 94 NW 36/173 23.1 .58
An early C14 stone and flint building standing on high ground to the
north of the village near to Brent Eleigh Hall. It is an outstanding
example of a manorial church;with many original features; which has escaped
C19 restoration. There is a fine early C14 south door carved with reticulated
blank tracery. The interior has a complete set of high box pews, some Jacobean but
mostly C18. The manorial pew, probably a former chapel, is enclosed by old screens. Th
east wall of the chancel has a remarkable mediaeval wall painting of
the crucifixion with figures of women. It was probably the original
reredos dating from circa 1300. There is also a C14 wall painting of
angels and a C16 painting of the harrowing of hell. The font is early
C14 with a C17 cover and the pulpit is C17. In the chancel there is
a standing wall monument to Edward Colman (d 1739) by Thomas Dunn, the

Listing NGR: TL9420848244

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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