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Church of All Saints, Drinkstone

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 15 November 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 280782

OS Grid Reference: TL9597261605
OS Grid Coordinates: 595972, 261605
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2178, 0.8674

Location: The Street, Drinkstone, Suffolk IP30 9SX

Locality: Drinkstone
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP30 9SX

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Listing Text

TL 96 SE
1/29 Church of All Saints
- II*
Parish church, c.1330-50. Tower added c.1760. Restored by E.C. Hakewill 1866-
72. Nave, chancel, north and south aisles, south porch, west tower. Mainly
random flint rubble with parapet gables and dressings of frees tone. Slated
roofs. The chancel has good windows of c.1330 with net-tracery (east window
restored), one is an insertion of later C14. North priests doorway also
c.1330. Nave and aisles of mid C14, with several 2-light side windows with
segmental-pointed heads and hoodmoulds; carved stonework to copings and
buttresses. Mid C14 porch, much restored: shafted outer doorway. Inner south
doorway of c.1350 with 3 orders of continuous mouldings, and to right an ogee-
headed stoup. Original plank doors with C19 battening. Interior: C14 sedilia
and piscina, much restored. Chancel roof canted and ceiled, possibly rebuilt
C19. Plain chancel arch of c.1350-70, and rood loft stair to south with two
doorways. 3-bay C14 nave arcades: octagonal piers with moulded capitals. In
the south aisle are two mutilated C14 image stools. Some C14 decorated floor
tiles in the nave. Good C15 rood screen, complete up to rood beam and fully
coloured, some of which is unrestored. C13 font: the octagonal bowl has
shallow twin arches on each face and has supporting colonnettes. A C14 tomb
chest with traceried sides is beneath the north arcade. 4 plain C15 poppyhead
benches at rear of nave. Two C18 wall tablets are built into the south aisle
exterior wall face, and another in the west face of the tower. West tower is
entirely of red brick with burnt headers at low level, dentilled bands at
floor levels, and diagonal buttresses. (c.p. Old Rectory, c.1760, Item

Listing NGR: TL9597261605

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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