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Church of St Mary, Wherstead

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 February 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 277311

OS Grid Reference: TM1614140699
OS Grid Coordinates: 616141, 240699
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0226, 1.1489

Location: A14, Ipswich IP9 2AG

Locality: Wherstead
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP9 2AG

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Listing Text

Church of St Mary
Church. C12 origins with C14-15 nave and chancel and C15 tower. C19 porch and vestry.
Extensive restoration of 1863-4 included refacing of nave and chancel walls. Flint
rubble and septaria tower with ashlar dressings and later brick battlements. Other-
wise knapped and roughly-coursed flint with ashlar dressings. Porch has glazed timber
superstructure on flint and ashlar base. Plain tile roof with ashlar coping. West
tower, 3-bay nave and 2-bay chancel under continuous roof. South porch, north vestry.
3-stage tower with diagonal flushwork buttresses. 3-light west window with C19
Perpendicular tracery. 2nd floor recessed on band, single trefoil-headed light.
2-light belfry opening under Tudor arch. Battlements and crocketed pinnacles. Nave:
2-light windows with C19 tracery. Porch contains Norman doorway with one order of
colonettes with crude head capitals painted over and arch of 2 orders with chevron
moulding forming lozenges. Blocked north door with worn shafts and remains of one
capital. Chancel: restored lancet to west, Cl9 priests door and 2-light C19 traceried
window. 3-light east window with geometrical tracery. Vestry has C19 window with
apparently reused hood mould and foliate stops. Interior: tall tower arch. Trefoil-
arched piscina on engaged shafts. C19 hammer-beam roof and fittings.

Listing NGR: TM1614140699

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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