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Church of All Saints, Kenton

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 281557

OS Grid Reference: TM1913965913
OS Grid Coordinates: 619139, 265913
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2477, 1.2088

Location: Church Lane, Kenton, Suffolk IP14 6JH

Locality: Kenton
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 6JH

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Listing Text

TM 16 NE
1/133 Church of All Saints
- II*

Parish church. Medieval. South aisle added in early C16 as private chapel
for Garneys family. Restored 1871-2 by E. Hakewill. Nave, south nave aisle,
chancel, west tower, north and south porches. Flint rubble with stone
dressings. Aisle is of red brick with diaperwork in dark headers. Nave and
chancel have plaintiled roofs, the aisle roof leaded. Late C14/early C15
square 2-stage tower with 3-stage diagonal buttresses to west; rebuilt
crenellated parapet decorated with stone circles linked by a horizontal band.
Unmoulded west doorway; above is a 2-light window and at ringing chamber level
a trefoil-headed lancet window. 2-light belfry openings. Nave has a late
C12 core with original north and south doorways. The south doorway has one
order of colonnettes with crocket capitals (one renewed) and a semi-circular
keel-moulded arch; medieval door (repaired). The north doorway has a plain
semi-circular arch. Nave windows, 2 to north, one to south, all renewed 1871:
the lights have tall trefoil heads with quatrefoils or cinquefoils above;
stilted arches. C15 south porch with knapped flint facade, the entrance arch
enriched with 2 orders of crowns and flower motifs; jambs renewed. 2-bay
aisle with 2-light hoodmoulded brick windows; 3-light east window. West
entrance from inside porch: 4-centre arched brick doorway with original door.
North porch of 1871. Chancel has 3 broad lancet windows (2 to north, one to
south) and a square-headed C15 window partly blocked by the aisle. Altered
Priest's doorway. East window of 1871 in Early English style: a group of 3
lancets with a circular window above but no containing arch. Interior. Nave
has a scissor-braced coupled-rafter roof of 1871, with re-used moulded tie
beam carrying a C19 crown-post. C15 cornice. Chancel roof also renewed 1871;
boarded ceiling. 2-bay aisle arcade; original aisle roof. Elaborate chancel
arch of 1871, in C13 style: the arch is carried on a large marble shaft
surrounded by 3 smaller ones, with foliage capitals and spreading leaves at
the base. East window has cusped surround supported on colonnettes, all of
1871. Rood loft stair rises from sill of north east nave window. Against the
stair is a C15 statue niche with cusped ogee arch and carved shields in the
spandrels. Font has C13 octagonal bowl of Purbeck marble with 2 shallow-arched
panels on each face; shaft and base of 1871, replacing a C15 shaft now in the
aisle. At west end of nave is a C16 bench withbalustraded bookrest dated
1595. Nave poppyhead benches are of 1871. South wall of aisle has niche with
remains of original colouring. For further notes see Church Guide, 1986.

Listing NGR: TM1913965913

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Source: English Heritage

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