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Church of St Mary, Kersey

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 January 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 276573

OS Grid Reference: TM0020743946
OS Grid Coordinates: 600207, 243946
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0577, 0.9189

Location: Church Hill, Kersey, Suffolk IP7 6EE

Locality: Kersey
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP7 6EE

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Listing Text

(east side)
Church of St Mary
TM 04 SW 42/425 23.1.58
A C14 and C15 flint and stone church standing on high ground to the south
of the village. The north aisle was built circa 1335 and the foundations
of the tower were laid. It was completed in 1481. The west tower is
of 4 stages with diagonal buttresses, a castellated parapet with flint
chequerwork, and an octagonal stair turret. It forms a prominent landmark.
The south porch has 2 bays with buttresses rising to crocketted pinnacles,
chequerwork panels on the front and a castellated parapet with chequerwork.
The ceiling has moulded and carved beams and carved panels. The north
porch is similar but less elaborate. The chancel was rebuilt in 1862.
The nave roof has hammer beams alternating with tie beams with arched
braces meeting in the centre. The interior fittings include 2 fonts,
one of the C12 and another of the C15, a C15 lectern and chancel screen.
The north aisle has a defaced stone carved frieze.

Listing NGR: TM0020743946

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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