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Church of St Mary, Raydon

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 277274

OS Grid Reference: TM0493138620
OS Grid Coordinates: 604931, 238620
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0082, 0.9845

Location: 8 B1070, Raydon, Suffolk IP7 5LT

Locality: Raydon
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP7 5LT

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Listing Text

TM 03 NW
(West Side)
3/27 Church of St Mary
Church. Late C13 - early C14, restored 1883. Flint with ashlar dressings, south
side rendered. Timber porch. Plain tile roofs. 3-bay nave with low bell house
to west, south porch and north vestry. Slightly lower chancel. Square bell house
with louvres and pyramidal roof with ball finial. Nave: diagonal off-set
buttresses to west end. South side: probable late C19 gabled porch contains
original south door, continuously moulded under pointed arch with stoup to right
and surmounted by a niche. Off-set buttress to east of porch. Window
to west restored, 2-light with ogee-cusped Y-tracery. Centre window has 2 cusped
lights with cusped spherical triangle in head and window to east has 2 cusped ogee
lights with cusped vesica in head. Hoodmould with head stops to all windows. North
side: C19 gabled vestry, windows similar to south side. Chancel, south side:
central pointed priests door has shafts with moulded capitals. Off-set buttresses
with cusped gables. Window to west a single cusped light surmounted by trefoil
under hoodmould with panel of blind tracery below which may once have been open.
Pair of 2-light windows with geometrical tracery under hoodmoulds. North side:
two similar windows with geometrical tracery and V-shaped buttresses (Cautley p1.8).
Diagonal buttresses to east end with fine crocketed pinnacle finials. 4-light east
window replaced 1883. Interior: nave piscina with cusped pointed arch. Brackets
of former rood beam flank chancel arch and stairs survive to north. Tomb recess
with cusped heavily-moulded arch with head stops of type used as Easter sepulchre.
Fine piscina with open geometrical tracery. Wall tablet to John Mayor (d1663)in
marble with broken segmental pedimented aedicule.

H Munro Cautley, Suffolk Churches 5th ed 1982, p340 pl.8.

Listing NGR: TM0493138620

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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