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Church of St Mary, Chilton

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 March 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 277918

OS Grid Reference: TL8896942215
OS Grid Coordinates: 588969, 242215
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0461, 0.7542

Location: Churchfield Road, Chilton, Suffolk CO10 2YR

Locality: Chilton
Local Authority: Babergh District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CO10 2YR

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Listing Text

Church of St Mary
TL 84 SE 8/121 23.3.61.

The church stands about 500 m south of Chilton Hall in isolation, completely
surrounded by agricultural land. At one time it is considered that a
village stood by the church which was cleared when a deer park was made
to Chilton Hall. A C15 flint church with embattled parapets to nave and
chancel. The west tower is a C16 red brick with embattled parapet, corner
crocketted pinnacles and heavy angle buttresses. A plain flint porch
with a moulded brick parapet projects on the south. On the north side,
opening on to the chancel is the Crane Chapel with 2 table tombs, one
to George Crane (d 1491) and one to Robert Crane (d 1500) and wife. There
is also a wall monument to Sir Robert Crane (d 1643) and 2 wives, carved
in 1626 by Gerard Christmas. Grated for its architectural and historical

Listing NGR: TL8896942215

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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