Description: Church of St Mary
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
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GOSBECK IPSWICH ROAD
TM 15 NE
4/64 Church of St Mary
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
Listing NGR: TM1506255622
Source: English Heritage
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