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Church of St Mary, Hawkedon

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 19 December 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 283171

OS Grid Reference: TL7973552968
OS Grid Coordinates: 579735, 252968
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1458, 0.6254

Locality: Hawkedon
Local Authority: St Edmundsbury Borough Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP29 4NN

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Listing Text


832/7/245 HAWKEDON


The church stands in the centre of a wide triangular shaped green with houses
around it. A C15 church of random stone and flint with stone dressings. The
square tower has diagonal buttresses, a castellated parapet and chequerwork of
knapped flint and stone in the base. The south porch has a Cl6 red brick parapet and arcaded frieze. There are good carved poppy-head bench ends, with many interesting human heads. The base of the C15 traceried screen survives, with some indications of colour and the remains of a painted panel depicting St Dorothy. The south choir stall front is traceried and was probably part of the screen, file ends are carved with a chained bear and a beaver. There is a Cl2 square font with carved panels. The east window has fragments of old glass, with James I initials, and armorial shields. The arms of Chrarles II with his quarterings was later altered by painting G for C and dating it 1750. There is a mural tablet with arms, to William Holgate (1648) and one to Richard Everard (1670). The rails with twisted balusters and the octagonal pulpit are C17.

Listing NGR: TL7973552968

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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