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Church of St Mary, Battisford

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279781

OS Grid Reference: TM0549454373
OS Grid Coordinates: 605494, 254373
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1494, 1.0022

Location: Church Road, Battisford, Suffolk IP14 2HF

Locality: Battisford
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 2HF

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Listing Text

TM 05 SE

6/6 Church of St. Mary



Parish church, medieval. Nave, chancel, west bell turret, south porch, north
chapel and north vestry. Random flint rubble, plastered on the south and east
sides. Plaintiled roofs (renewed in concrete plaintiles on the north); the
chapel roof is leaded. The side windows are deeply splayed and probably
remodelled from C12 originals; the narrow square jambed west doorway (blocked)
may also be of C12 origin. In the chapel is an early C14 window with
grotesque corbels, other windows are of mid C14 with Y- and dagger-tracery.
C14 plain doorways to north and south, the latter with original or early door
and with simple porch. The porch threshold is formed of two carved gargoyles
apparently from a tower; the late C18 brick and flint bell turret may be on
the site of a medieval tower. C14 chancel arch, shafted, and with an image
stool with carved angel to the south. The vestry has a C15 window. Good
crownpost roof of late C14 or c.1400, in 4 bays, with arch-braced cambered
tiebeams, octagonal crownposts with moulded capitals and thick 4-way braces.
A wide late C18 balcony at the west end. A mid C14 octagonal limestone font
has varied window tracery on the bowl and a moulded stem. A mid C18 polygonal
oak pulpit with panelled faces, standing on a pillar. A marble C16 floor slab
in the nave has indents for brasses. Marble wall monuments Walter Rust
(1685), John Lewis (1724) and Edward Salten (1724).

Listing NGR: TM0549354374

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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