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Description: Church of St Catherine
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279939
OS Grid Reference: TM0428952894
OS Grid Coordinates: 604289, 252894
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1366, 0.9837
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RINGSHALL STOWMARKET ROAD
TM 05 SW
5/164 Church of St. Catherine
Parish church. Medieval; much early C16 remodelling. Nave, chancel, west
tower. South porch added late C19. Random flint rubble. The chancel has
much rebuilding in red brick and mixed rubble of early C16, and some plaster
of this phase remains. Freestone dressings. Plaintiled roofs; the east wall
has a parapet gable of c.1300. Some prominent buttressing of C18 and early
C19 brick. Lower section of tower is of C12 origin: 2 low windows, and the
base of the tower-arch remain. Remodelling of tower in early C14 includes
tower arch, Y-traceried west windows, and small windows at upper level; the
parapet of gault brick is a C19 rebuilding. C11 or C12 nave walling, with 2
original blocked windows with wide splays on the north, and another with an
inserted C13 lancet on the south. The inner arch and jambs of south doorway
also C12, but with C14 arch and C16 plank door. Various early C14 additions,
including north doorway, south chancel doorway, east window with dagger
tracery, and piscina beside it. Windows are otherwise of early C16. Nave
roof renewed in early C16: the C12 walls were spreading, and 2 tiebeams were
inserted with oak needles, well below eaves level. The tiebeams are
archbraced and have moulded wallpieces; long octagonal crownposts with
capitals and thin 2-way braces. 3-bay chancel roof also of early C16: arch
braced collars supported by hammerbeams; the beams, cornice and braces beneath
and between are enriched, and one wallpiece has a shield bearing the initials
RB., for Richard Borsall. C13 font with octagonal bowl splayed and arcaded,
and circular stem; the 8 outer shafts renewed in C19. On the south wall is a
wall painting. In the tower are three C18 marble floor slabs.
Listing NGR: TM0428952894
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