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Church of All Saints, Barrow

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 14 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 283716

OS Grid Reference: TL7602764619
OS Grid Coordinates: 576027, 264619
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2516, 0.5773

Location: New Road, Barrow, Suffolk IP29 5AU

Locality: Barrow
Local Authority: St Edmundsbury Borough Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP29 5AU

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Listing Text




Church; mediaeval. Nave, chancel, west tower, south aisle, south porch, north
vestry. Flint rubble walls with black mortar pointing, limestone dressings;
plaintiled roof. Nave has Norman walling on north side with restored window
having widely-splayed reveals; simple C13 north doorway; 3 C15 3-light north
windows with tracery; south arcade with C14 chamfered arches on octagonal piers
with moulded capitals (bases buried in floor). Mid C13 chancel with clasping
buttresses, parapet gable with carved kneelers, restored quatrefoil vent in
east wall apex; east window of 3 tall chamfered stepped lancets under 1 arch;
north and south 2-light windows with restored tracery. Moulded C14 chancel
north door into vestry; arcaded C13 sedilia and piscina, heavily restored;
aumbry on both sides of east window; broad C14 chancel arch with pilasters.
Large unbuttressed early C13 tower, raised and altered C14, with crenellated
parapets and lion-head gargoyles; 2-light belfry openings; blocked C13
openings at mid-height; inserted internal C14 stair turret has loop windows and
arched doorway with original door. Broad, moulded tower arch C13 on square
piers with chamfered reveals and abaci; arch blocked C14 and moulded doorway
inserted; wide west tower doorway blocked and smaller C19 door and window
inserted. C14 south aisle with C13 core; west wall with lancet raised C14 and
crenellated parapets added; 2-light restored windows (3-light east aisle window
with net tracery; a trefoil headed opening beneath with inset quatrefoil). Mid
C14 porch with pilasters having base and capital mouldings, small quatrefoil
openings on sidewalls, sundial over entrance. Aisle contains chapel to St.
Michael with C14 sedilia, canopied sepulchre, and simple piscina. Alterations
1848-1852 include: vestry in early gothic style, scissor-braced coupled rafter
roofs in nave and chancel, purlin roof to aisle; replacement of most doors in
oak (north door leaf has strap hinges in C13 style); limestone reredos and
arcaded altar-rails in C13 style; stained glass in east window. Octagonal font,
c.1400, with sunk and traeeried panels and escutcheons. Choirstalls mid C19,
re-using parts of C16 benches having poppy-head ends some with animal and human
figures. 2 C15 benches in south aisle have square traceried ends. Nave pews
plain, c.1850. C18 quarry tiled floors. Oak eagle lectern. 2 painted figures
in reveals of Norman nave window. Easter sepulchre tomb of Sir Clement Heigham
(died 1570) in Purbeck marble with brass inscription. 3 C17 mural monuments on
south chancel wall, one to Sir John Heigham (died 1626), by John Stone, erected
1650. A group of limestone tombstones beside chancel south wall, C18, with
carved foliage at heads.

Listing NGR: TL7602764619

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Source: English Heritage

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