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Church of All Saints, Thorndon

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 281378

OS Grid Reference: TM1419669661
OS Grid Coordinates: 614196, 269661
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2833, 1.1388

Location: The Street, Thorndon, Suffolk IP23 7JN

Locality: Thorndon
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP23 7JN

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Listing Text

TM 16 NW
3/97 Church of All Saints
Parish church. Medieval, restored 1870. Nave, chancel, south tower, north
vestry. Flint rubble with stone dressings. Remains of render to nave.
Continuous slated roof. Early C14 3-stage square tower with angle buttresses
to south. Base of tower forms a porch: to the south, a doorway with 4
continuous chamfers; above is a trefoil-headed niche and above this a single
lancet window. Belfry openings with missing Y-tracery. Crenellated parapet
rebuilt in random brick. Nave has early C13 core with original north and
south doorways; immediately in front of the south doorway is a larger 2-centre
arched opening, contemporary with the tower. North and south nave each have 3
identical windows in Perpendicular style, mostly renewed C19 but 2 to north
partly original. West end of nave has C15 work: buttresses with flushwork
panels and stone shields; enriched doorway with shield-carved spandrels. 4-
light west window of late C19. Chancel has mainly C19 windows in
Perpendicular style but the north west window, with mask label stops, is
original. C19 4-light east window with Geometrical tracery. South chancel
has 2 enriched C15 buttresses similar to those at west end of nave, a C15
Priest's doorway and a low tomb recess at the west end. Interior. A coupled
rafter roof of 1870 extends over both nave and chancel. No proper chancel
arch; at entrance to chancel an arch is formed by a pair of C19 timber braces
resting on angel corbels. Chancel windows are hoodmoulded, with mutilated
carved stops. Splays of nave windows have moulded surrounds. Rood stair in
north east nave. Cusped ogee piscina in south east chancel; drop-sill sedilia
adjacent. C15 octagonal font has well-preserved carving, the bowl panels with
alternate lions and shield-bearing angels. Pulpit has restored early C17
carved panels and a bracketed bookboard. Seating and reredos of c.1870. In
north nave doorway the Arms of George IV dated 1822. 2 brass inscriptions
(1599, 1610) to members of the Grimston family of Rishangles Lodge are re-set
in the nave walls.

Listing NGR: TM1419669661

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Source: English Heritage

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