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Church of St Mary, Denham

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 283730

OS Grid Reference: TL7558561823
OS Grid Coordinates: 575585, 261823
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2266, 0.5694

Location: Barrow Road, Denham, Suffolk IP29 5EQ

Locality: Denham
Local Authority: St Edmundsbury Borough Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP29 5EQ

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There is also a scheduled monument, Moated Site at Denham 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; mediaeval with c.1605 chapel; restored 1846. Nave, chancel, north
chapel, south porch, west tower. Flint rubble (1846 work faced in rounded
flints), chapel red brick; limestone quoins and dressings, parapet gables with
kneelers. Plaintiled roof. Nave has unmoulded arched Norman north doorway,
blocked C19: C19 lancet and 2-light perpendicular-style windows in south wall.
C19 South doorway and parapet gabled porch. Tower, 1846 in early perpendicular
style with crenellated parapets and 3-light west window. Chancel has mid C14
2-light cusped east window; smaller similar south window restored 1846. Roof
rebuilt 1846 over nave, chancel and chapel ; pine scissor trusses with butt
purlins and boarded soffits with square applied panels and crenellated cornice;
the trusses sit on limestone carved grotesque corbels -
mediaeval or well-copied in C19 from original patterns. C19 benches, organ and
octagonal pulpit. Mediaeval limestone octagonal font on octagonal shaft and
base; unmoulded, possibly C13 or C14. Early C17 oak panelling in sanctuary
with original painted floral decoration; said to be taken from Denham Hall. In
the Chapel (almost rebuilt C19), a large canopied table monument to Sir Edward
Lewkenor and Susan his wife who both died 1605 of smallpox; kneeling effigies of
both, with 8 children; canopy has obelisks and strapwork, supported on
Corinthian columns. Another monument to grandson Sir Edward Lewkenor, (died
1634, also of smallpox) a marble tomb by S. and M. Christmas with recumbent
effigy in armour.

Listing NGR: TL7558561823

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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