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Church of All Saints, Ixworth Thorpe

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 14 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 283646

OS Grid Reference: TL9177072499
OS Grid Coordinates: 591770, 272499
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3171, 0.8121

Location: Thetford Road, Ixworth Thorpe, Suffolk IP31 1QH

Locality: Ixworth Thorpe
Local Authority: St Edmundsbury Borough Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP31 1QH

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Listing Text


1/1 Church of All Saints

The former parish church of Ixworth Thorpe, now a chapel of ease in the joint
parish of Ixworth and Ixworth Thorpe. Early C16 tower with base of red brick
and re-used stone surmounted by a timber-framed and weatherboarded belfry,
heightened in the early C19, and containing one bell. Early C16 red brick
south porch with knapped flint details, orenellated on east and west sides,
crow-stepped gable-end with empty cusped niche above arch. Angle buttresses
surmounted by damaged crockets. 2-bay open timber roof. Nave and chancel
rendered over random flint with ashlar dressings. Plain, narrow C11 north and
south doorways. On south side: 4 decorated, 2-light windows with cusped heads,
each different. On north side: one 2-light and 2 single-light windows. Plain
early C19 3-light east window with wooden tracery. Thatched roofs. Interior
plastered, with barrel roof. There is no chancel arch. Plain octagonal font
on a low base. Set of 28 re-used C15 poppy-head bench ends with well-carved
figures on the arm rests, including a thatcher with comb, a mermaid, a woman
leading a little dog, a unicorn, and various animals and birds. Small
octagonal Jacobean pulpit with damaged panels. Fine late C17 3-sided Communion
rails with barley-sugar twist balusters. Arms of George III. Early C19 brick
floors: just inside south door 2 early medieval coffin lids are set into floor.
A small wall momument on each side of the chancel.

Listing NGR: TL9177072499

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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