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Church of St Mary, Cavendish

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 19 December 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 282860

OS Grid Reference: TL8051346549
OS Grid Coordinates: 580513, 246549
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0878, 0.6334

Location: Peacocks Road, Cavendish, Suffolk CO10 8BP

Locality: Cavendish
Local Authority: St Edmundsbury Borough Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CO10 8BP

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Listing Text


832/17/5 CAVENDISH


Doomsday Book records a church of Saxon origin at Clare. This was succeeded
by a Norman Church which gave place to the present flint and stone dressed
church which is of the C14 to Cl?. The tower (circa 1300) has a castellated
parapet, diagonal buttresses and an octagonal castellated staircase turret.
The ground storey is stone, vaulted, with a priests' Chamber above which has
an original fireplace and window suround. The nave clerestorey (circa 1485)
has a castellated parapet and interesting stone and flint traceried {ornamentation.} An inscription below the parapet, now mostly illegible, attributes its erection to one of the Smythe family. It also has 2 Tudor lead rainwater heads ornamented with roses and leopards heads. The nave has an arch-braced tie-beam roof with carved spandrels, springing from niched wall posts with figures. The north and south aisles are C15, with C17 pendants and ornamentation to the roof of the north aisle. The chancel (circa 1381) was extensively repaired in the C17. It had buttresses and a deep plinth with knapped flint chequer work. The roof is tiled. In the south aisle there is a C14 octagonal font with a traceried shaft and Evangelist emblems on the bowl (defaced during Cromwellian time).

Listing NGR: TL8051346549

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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