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Church of St Mary, Uggeshall

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 17 March 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 282024

OS Grid Reference: TM4555080396
OS Grid Coordinates: 645550, 280396
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3665, 1.6054

Location: Wangford Road, Uggeshall, Suffolk NR34 8AA

Locality: Uggeshall
Local Authority: Waveney District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR34 8AA

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Listing Text

TM 48 SE
Church of St. Mary


Parish church. Medieval, the chancel restored C18 and lace C19. Nave,
chancel, truncated west tower, south porch, north vestry. Flint and stone
rubble, the nave plastered; stone dressings; C18 east wall of chancel with
chequerwork of red brick and flint; C19 north and south chancel walls with 2
bands of knapped flint. Thatched roofs. Only the lower stage of the C15
square tower remains, with diagonal buttresses and a largely original 3-light
west window below which is a stone inscription; the tower supports a
weatherboarded and gabled belfry. The nave walls are C12, at least partly of
herringbone rubble; there is a break in the walling towards the east end
indicating a later extension or possibly the incorporation of part of the
former chancel. C12 north and south doorways with semi-circular arches, chat
to the north now blocked, that to the south remodelled C15. To the north the
nave has 2 2-light square-headed Perpendicular windows (one renewed) ; to the
south there is one 3-light Perpendicular window and 3 C19 windows, one a
lancet and 2 with Y-tracery. Timber framed, plastered and thatched porch,
probably C18. Early C14 2-bay chancel, much rebuilt; the windows are mainly
C19, although the Priest's doorway and parts of the south east window appear
to be original. 3-light east window with curvilinear tracery, probably C18.
Interior. Good C15 arched-braced nave roof of 8 bays, with crenellated
wallplate and collars; at the west end the wall posts of 3 trusses retain
original carved figures at their bases, with shields to the westernmost truss.
The eastern roof bay was treated as a canopy of honour and has traces of
original colour. C19 scissor-braced rafter roof to chancel. No chancel arch.
Simple angle piscina in south sanctuary. Well-preserved C15 font with carved
bowl and 4 lions against the stem. Early C17 carved pulpit on C19 scone base.
The nave has a set of C19 poppyhead benches.

Listing NGR: TM4555080396

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Source: English Heritage

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