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Church of St Giles, Risby

Description: Church of St Giles

Grade: I
Date Listed: 14 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 283783

OS Grid Reference: TL8021966377
OS Grid Coordinates: 580219, 266377
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2660, 0.6396

Location: School Road, Risby, Suffolk IP28 6RQ

Locality: Risby
Local Authority: St Edmundsbury Borough Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP28 6RQ

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Listing Text



- I

Church; mediaeval. Nave, chancel, west tower, south porch, vestry. Flint
walls, limestone dressings, plain tiled roof. Of round tower with 3 mid-
height openings with semicircular lintels, two tiers of crude narrow flint
openings at upper level. Early C14 alterations include: construction of new
chancel, north chapel (demolished 1843),'north and south nave and chancel
doors, north and south nave and chancel 2-light windows, east chancel 3-light
window with net tracery, and small west window in tower. C13 lancet and C15 3-
light window to north nave. Cabled vestry 1843. South porch c.1435; angle-
buttresses, arched opening with attached shafts, coupled rafter roof. Nave
roof ceiled, 7 cants, probably early C14. C19 south doors. C12 tower arch
with roll-moulded head, shafted jambs, chequered abacus, and door/sanctus bell
opening above. North nave door C14. Chancel arch C13, reusing C12 shafted
jambs and horseshoe patterned voussoirs on rear arch. Unusual C15 screen with
colouring, flanked by coloured niches with crocketed heads, and door and steps
to road loft. Mid C19 scissor-braced chancel roof. Canopied niches flanking
east window, C14 piscina and sedilla on south wall. Wall decorations late C13
on north nave wall and C14 figures over north nave door. C15 poppy head and
buttressed benches with brattishing. Other have pews 1842. Mid C17 pulpit and
holy table with cross by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin. C14 iron banded chest. Panel with painted arms of George III. Chancel refitted 1863 and 1881; fine oak arcaded reredos with vine decoration, also to altar table, good poppy head choir stalls. Organ dated 1868. Fragments of C13, C14 and C15 glass in chancel windows. Glazing by Kempe, 1892 in south nave window.

Listing NGR: TL8021966377

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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