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Church of St Mary, Akenham

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279194

OS Grid Reference: TM1479048834
OS Grid Coordinates: 614790, 248834
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0961, 1.1344

Location: Akenham, Suffolk IP1 6TQ

Locality: Akenham
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP1 6TQ

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Listing Text

TM 14 NW
7/1 Church of St. Mary
- II*
Church, mediaeval with mid C19 restoration. Nave, chancel, south-west
tower/porch, and south chapel. Mainly flint rubble (plastered chancel walls),
with limestone dressings. Chancel and nave roofs both plaintiled, the latter
with parapet gables. In the north nave wall is a Norman slit window with
attached shafts, very restored (or perhaps renewed) in C19; this window
suggests chat much of the fabric may also be Norman. The chancel has two
pointed lancets and a plain doorway, of late C13 type. A C14 square-headed
window in the north chancel wall. The tower was added in late C14 athwart the
south doorway, which was re-formed to match the moulded outer doorway; the use
of red brick for the relieving arches is unusually early. Belfrey openings
and flushed flint parapets are restored or rebuilt in C19, but lion-head
gargoyles are original. C15 work includes the canted and ceiled chancel roof,
east window with grotesque corbels, and 2 similar restored windows in nave.
South chapel added C16 in red brick with parapets and stuccoed mullioned and
transomed windows; C19 slated roof. C15 octagonal limestone font, the sunk
panels on bowl and stem containing tracery.

Listing NGR: TM1479048834

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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