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Church of St Mary, Great Bradley

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 December 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 283122

OS Grid Reference: TL6742553170
OS Grid Coordinates: 567425, 253170
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1514, 0.4458

Location: Hall Road, Great Bradley, Suffolk CB8 9LT

Locality: Great Bradley
Local Authority: St Edmundsbury Borough Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: CB8 9LT

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There is also a scheduled monument, Moated Site and Associated Garden Immediately East of the Hall, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

Church of St Mary

19.12.61 II*

The nave and chancel are mainly C14 although the walling is of the C12 and the chancel arch is C13. The East end was shortened in the C18. The Church is built of random flint and stone and is now mostly stuccoed over. The West Tower isC14, with angle buttresses, castellated parapet and knapped flint and stone chequer work in the base. An octagonal staircase turret rises above the parapet on the South-east corner. The stone weathering of the buttresses are carved with figures of animals and heraldic devices. An old flue from the priests chamber in the tower has a baffle stone outlet about 20 ft up. There is a good late Norman South door with spiral fluted shafts, decorated capitals and some zig-zag ornamentation in the arch. The South porch is Early Tudor, in red brick with a crow stepped gable with arched niches. The North Door is Norman, plain, with scalloped capitals to the shafts. Roof tiled, with King Post roof trusses. There is a good C14 piscina with an ogee arch and a head. The font is C15, octagonal with sides carved with quatrefoil rosettes and with a panelled shaft. The pulpit is C18, octagonal, with a sounding board behind.

Listing NGR: TL6742553170

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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