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Tomb of Archbishop Sancroft, Fressingfield

Description: Tomb of Archbishop Sancroft

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 October 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279971

OS Grid Reference: TM2614777474
OS Grid Coordinates: 626147, 277474
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3487, 1.3190

Locality: Fressingfield
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP21 5PA

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Listing Text

TM 27 NE
10/22 Tomb of Archbishop
- Sancroft

Tomb of Archbishop Sancroft (1617-1693), in the angle of the porch and south
aisle of the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. A white marble tomb chest with
stone slab. On the front an inscription in Latin, composed by himself; at one
end another inscription in English. The slab is carved with a shield of arms
bearing the coat of the see of Canterbury impaled with that of the Sancroft
family, and ensigned with an Archi-episcopal mitre. Archbishop Sancroft was
born and died at Ufford Hall (Item 8/34); he was Archbishop of Canterbury
l678-1690 and a promotor of the rebuilding of St. Paul's Cathedral.

Listing NGR: TM2614777474

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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