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Church of St Mary, Gosbeck

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279683

OS Grid Reference: TM1506255622
OS Grid Coordinates: 615062, 255622
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1570, 1.1426

Location: 37 Cooper Road, Gosbeck, Suffolk IP6 9SQ

Locality: Gosbeck
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP6 9SQ

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Listing Text

TM 15 NE
4/64 Church of St Mary

- II*

Parish church, medieval, with restorations of 1848 and 1883. Nave, chancel,
south-west tower/porch and vestry to north of chancel. Flint rubble with
freestone dressings. Machine-made plaintiles with parapet gable at chancel,
concrete plaintiles to nave. Long-and-short quoining to east end of nave,
possibly of C10 or Cll. The plain round-arched north doorway and nearby slit
window are perhaps contemporary. Late C14 or early C15 tower with moulded
doorway, and ogee-headed and labelled niche above; the inner doorway has its
original plank door; the parapets have flushwork panelling and pinnacles.
Restored mid C14 west window with net-tracery. A plaque on the north external
wall states "The Vestry and Chancel rebuilt 1848"; the former was rebuilt
using a Y-traceried C14 window, and medieval rubble walling remains at the
base. The chancel is in the style of c.1300, but perhaps entirely rebuilt.
Nave roof of c.1500 or early C16: 5 bays of simple moulded hammerbeam trusses
with arch-braced collars and short kingposts. At the base of the tower is an
iron-bound door. Five panels with painted tracery from a C15 rood screen are
mounted on the chancel wall. An arcaded oak pulpit of c.1620, almost
reconstructed 1883.

Listing NGR: TM1506255622

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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