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Church of St Mary the Virgin, Bures St Mary

Description: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 March 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 277875

OS Grid Reference: TL9068634021
OS Grid Coordinates: 590686, 234021
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9719, 0.7747

Location: Wharf Lane, Bures, Suffolk CO8 5AD

Locality: Bures St Mary
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CO8 5AD

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Listing Text

Bures St Mary
Church of St Mary
the Virgin
TL 9034 26/78 23.3.61.

A flint and stone church, mainly of C14 work with C16 alterations and
additions. There is a reference to "St Mary in Buri" dated 1075 indicating
the existance of an earlier church on this site. The west tower is late
C13 to early C14, with angle buttresses and a stepped parapet. The tower
was originally surmounted by a spire which was destroyed by lightning
in 1733. The north porch is a fine example of C14 work with heavy timbers
and 8-light open tracery on the sides. The gable has original cusped
bargeboards. The south porch is early C16 red brick with a crowstepped
gable and a castellated parapet with machicolation. The sides have windows
with Perpendicular tracery. The Waldegrave Chapel was built by Sir William
Waldegrave circa 1514. The nave has original roof corbels carved as angels.
The font is C16, octagonal, with the Tudor arms and armorial shields dates
circa 1545. The monuments include a fine early C14 wooden effigy of a
knight and a number to members of the Waldegrave family. Graded for
its architectural, historical and topographical value.

Listing NGR: TL9068634021

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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