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Church of St George, Thwaite

Description: Church of St George

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 281672

OS Grid Reference: TM1135868153
OS Grid Coordinates: 611358, 268153
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2709, 1.0964

Location: Church Lane, Thwaite, Suffolk IP23 7EJ

Locality: Thwaite
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP23 7EJ

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Listing Text

TM 16 NW
3/87 Church of St George

-- II*
Parish church. Medieval, restored c.1870 and 1904. Nave, chancel, south
porch. A west tower once existed. Flint rubble, stone dressings. Chancel
has knapped flint facing of c.1870 to south and east. Red brick porch.
Plaintiled roof with ridge tiles. Nave has mainly C14 windows with 2-centred
and pointed segmental arches; most are original. One renewed square-headed
C15 window to south. To west, a moulded doorway has original doors with
remains of tracery; above is a 3-light window with cusped intersecting
tracery. West end largely rebuilt c.1870 when bell turret was added. C14
south doorway, also moulded, retains original door. Good porch of c.1500 has
moulded entrance arch on shafted jambs; over the entrance is a blocked cusped
niche. Small incomplete 2-light side windows. Original arch-braced roof with
embattled wallplates and collars; each of the 6 wallposts terminates in a
carved head. North wall of chancel has an original lancet window of c.1200.
South chancel has 2 C14 and C15 windows, the latter square-headed and
original, and a restored Priest's doorway with narrow 2-centred arch. 3-light
east window with reticulated tracery. Interior. 7-bay hammerbeam nave roof,
probably C15, with moulding and embattled ornament to wallplates and
hammerbeams; the braces between the hammerbeams and principal rafters have
sweeping curves. The nave is said to have been re-roofed in 1904 re-using old
material, although it is possible only the 2 narrower bays at the west end are
of this date. Chancel roof ceiled over; moulded and embattled wallplates. At
north west nave the doorway to former tower stair has original door. Simple
2-centre arched piscina and adjacent drop-sill sedilia. Font, perhaps of
c.1400, has octagonal bowl with traceried panels. Fine C15 pulpit, each side
carved with 2 ogee-arched panels and pierced quatrefoils below; the base is
original. Reading desk re-uses late C16 carved woodwork. Simple pine benches
of c.1870.

Listing NGR: TM1135868153

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Source: English Heritage

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