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Church of All Saints, Ashbocking

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279621

OS Grid Reference: TM1695654509
OS Grid Coordinates: 616956, 254509
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1462, 1.1695

Locality: Ashbocking
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP6 9LG

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Listing Text

TM 15 SE
7/2 Church of All Saints
Parish church. Medieval with major C16 alterations. Restorations of 1824 and
1870-73. Chancel, nave, west tower, south porch. Medieval walling mainly of
plastered rubble with freestone dressings. Plaintiled roofs. Chancel has mid
C13 work: plate-traceried windows to north and south, with matching doorway
and piscina (east window a C19 restoration, with surrounding rebuilding in red
brick). Nave has much mid/late C14 work: 2-light dagger-traceried windows,
with restored grotesque corbels. Heavily moulded mid C14 south doorway with
original grotesque corbels and adjacent stoup. A fine late C14 tomb recess in
south wall, richly-carved: ogee-arched head with buttress-shafts and crocketed
finials. The cusping is enriched with grotesques, and the enrichment is
unusually delicate: probably for one of the de Bocking family. Mid C16 tower
of red brick with a compact grid of diaper-patterning in burnt headers; the
upper stage is later, perhaps c.1600, without the patterning. Moulded west
doorway, labelled and with large 3-light window in ashlar above. Porch also
in mid C16 brick with diaperwork: a 4-centred arched doorway with an angel in
carved limestone above; crow-stepped gables (compare C16 brickwork at
Ashbocking Hall). Plain and rather poor mid/late C16 hammerbeam roof to nave.
Similar roofs in chancel and porch (much restored); the windbraces are a C19
embellishment. Norman font bowl of cauldron form, on C19 shafts; oak cover in
the C15 manner is probably C19. A set of sixteen C17 pews in the nave, with
unusual buttresses at the square ends. C19 benches have reused C15 poppyhead
ends. Mounted on a panel on north wall are brasses of Edmund Bocking (1585)
with his two wives and two daughters. Tn the chancel is a slab with brass
bearing an acrostic epitaph to Thomas Horseman, 1619; 3 other slabs of C18.

Listing NGR: TM1695654509

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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