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Church of St Mary, Brome and Oakley

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 280958

OS Grid Reference: TM1450976464
OS Grid Coordinates: 614509, 276464
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3443, 1.1478

Location: Rectory Road, Brome, Suffolk IP23 8AE

Locality: Brome and Oakley
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP23 8AE

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There is also a scheduled monument, Moated Site Immediately South East of St Mary's Church, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

TM 17 NW
Church of St Mary
Parish church. Medieval core. Enlarged and much restored 1857-63 for Sir
Edward Kerrison and Rev. George Paterson, in a variety of Romanesque and
Gothic styles. Nave, chancel, north aisle (including Cornwallis chapel) and
transept, west tower, south porch. Flint rubble; C19 knapped flint facing
with random stone admixture and flushwork frieze below eaves. Stone
dressings. Slated roofs. Circular tower: base probably C12, with C19 re-
facing; narrower octagonal belfry stage, perhaps C15, with mid C19 openings
and crenellated stone parapet. North aisle windows in C13 style. Transept
(entirely mid C19) has 3-light window in C14 style and angels at the foot of
the gable. South side less altered: 3-light Perpendicular windows to nave and
chancel, all largely renewed. C15 porch with flushwork-panelled facade; over
the entrance a broad shield once painted with the Cornwallis arms. Interior.
Neo-Norman aisle arcade. Mid C19 furnishings, including an elaborate stone
reredos and pulpit (by James Williams of Ipswich) and a set of poppyhead
benches. The most important survival is the series of monuments to the
Cornwallis family of Brome Hall. Sir John Cornwallis (1544); Sir Thomas
Cornwallis (1604): both with recumbent effigies on similar tomb chests. Henry
Cornwallis (1598); Elizabeth, Lady Cornwallis (1680); Frederick, Lord
Cornwallis (1661): all wall monuments. For details see Pevsner. Complete mid
C19 stained glass.

Listing NGR: TM1450976464

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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