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Church of St Mary, Stonham Parva

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279376

OS Grid Reference: TM1116760148
OS Grid Coordinates: 611167, 260148
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1991, 1.0886

Locality: Stonham Parva
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 5JL

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Listing Text

TM 16 SW
2/125 Church of St. Mary

Parish church, mediaeval with major remodelling of early C16. Nave, chancel,
west tower, south chapel and south porch. Mainly plastered rubble with
freestone dressings. Crowstepped parapet gables; the nave has embattled
parapets. Plaintiled roofs to porch and chancel; the nave roof has corrugated
iron sheeting. The early C16 tower is of unplastered flint rubble: polygonal
stair turret; the main parapets have fine flushwork tracery to the merlons and
in a frieze beneath; traceried west doors have, at the head,the arms of the
Crane family of Waltham Hall. The east window is in the C14 manner with net
tracery, but a C19 restoration. All other windows early C16, with segmental-
pointed and traceried heads, including in the prominent clerestory. Fine 6-
bay double hammerbeam roof with high collars and short kingposts; the wall-
posts have defaced seated and canopied figures; moulded principal members and
leaf-carved braces throughout; the eastern truss has been altered and covered
with rich carving in early C17, perhaps in association with a vanished pulpit
on south side. C19 arch-braced collar-beam roof in chancel, embellished with
angels. A simple C15/C16 piscina. Early C16 south porch, with good original
ceiling; the principals have leaf-carved arch-braces; C16 inner doorway with
original door. Good C15 limestone font; the bowl has carved emblems on each
face, with supporting angels beneath, and lions against the stem. An early
C18 gallery at the west end with large fielded panels. On the wall of the
chapel is painted "J.G. 1703". A wall tablet incorporates a brass with an
inscription to Gilbert Mouse, d.1622. Arms of Queen Ann on a painted panel.

Listing NGR: TM1116760148

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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