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Church of St Mary, Preston St Mary

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 January 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 277067

OS Grid Reference: TL9460250276
OS Grid Coordinates: 594602, 250276
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1165, 0.8409

Location: Church Lane, Preston St Mary, Suffolk CO10 9NQ

Locality: Preston St Mary
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CO10 9NQ

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Listing Text

Church of St Mary
qL 95 sv 32/915 23.1.58
A C14 and C15 flint church with stone dressings, perpendicular aisles
and clerestorey and a west tower which was rebuilt in 1868 after being
struck by lightning in 1758. The chancel is of the C14 and the nave
is C15. The north porch has very good flushwork panelling. The nave,
aisles and west tower are castellated. The interior fittings include
a fine carved C12 square font, the lower part of a former C14 rood
screen and a low tomb recess in the north aisle. There is a C17 monument
to Robert Ryece of Preston Hall (d 1638). Many of the windows have
heraldic shields, said to have been made for Robert Ryece. There are
also good poppyhead bench ends. Graded for its architectural and historical

Listing NGR: TL9460250276

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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