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Church of St Mary, Gedding

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 15 November 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 280817

OS Grid Reference: TL9519258126
OS Grid Coordinates: 595192, 258126
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1868, 0.8540

Location: 1 Drinkstone Road, Gedding, Suffolk IP30 0QD

Locality: Gedding
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP30 0QD

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Listing Text

TL 95 NE
3/64 Church of St Mary
Parish church, medieval. Nave, chancel and west tower. Flint rubble: upper
part of tower in red brick. Freestone quoins: the nave walling is of C11/C12
and has areas of herringbone work. The church is without parapets or parapet
gables. Two C12 lancets in the nave, one with shallow carving. The north
doorway has C11/C12 jambs, with a C13 hoodmoulded arched head. Much mid C14
alteration: 2-light C14 windows in nave and chancel and a 3-light east window,
and plain south doorways. Narrow deeply splayed chancel arch: restored
sidelights with pinnacled hoodmoulds on east face. A low-side window in the
chancel, square and unembellished. C15 tower with flushwork patterns in the
parapets: the upper section is of late C16 or early C17 red brick with simple
2-light belfry windows: the nave face of the tower has buttresses rising from
squinches with carved grotesques beneath. The nave has a scissor-braced
coupled-rafter roof, with a cornice moulded in the C14 manner. The chancel
roof is probably of a similar date, but is ceiled apart from the cornice.
Octagonal C14 font with traceried panelled sides. 4 C15 poppyhead benches,
and another perhaps C17 and crudely-formed.

Listing NGR: TL9519258126

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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