Description: Church of All Saints
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
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TL 97 SW IXWORTH THORPE THETFORD ROAD
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
Source: English Heritage
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