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Church of St Mary, Market Weston

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 14 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 284408

OS Grid Reference: TL9903878105
OS Grid Coordinates: 599038, 278105
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3648, 0.9219

Location: Church Road, Market Weston, Suffolk IP22 2PB

Locality: Market Weston
Local Authority: St Edmundsbury Borough Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP22 2PB

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Listing Text


1/55 Church of St. Mary

Parish Church. C14; restored 1846-7 by Cottingham, and again in 1888-9.
Nave, chancel, south porch and west tower: mainly in rubble flint with plain
freestone dressings; high C19 bases of black knapped flint to walls of nave
and porch; nave, much restored, faced in kidney flints. Plaintiled roofs with
high, plain parapets. Plain stone-faced buttresses to nave; diagonal
buttresses to-east end of nave and chancel. High, 2-light windows to nave
with flowing tracery: the north-east window is blocked, apart from the head;
the north-west window has fragments of medieval glass in the head. 2-light
C19 windows to chancel, with a form of cusped Y-tracery; 3-light east window
with flowing tracery, and C19 stained glass in the head. All the windows in
the church have diamond-leaded panes and some crown glass. C15 south porch:
open timber roof with ovolo-moulded main beam; south face with rectangular
flushwork panels of black knapped flint; a canopied niche above the doorway,
and a trefoil-headed canopied niche to each side. The south door has reused
iron fittings, including C17 hinges, and a canopied niche above with a
reinstated figure of the Virgin and Child. Tower in 5 stages, with 2
intermediate string-courses and a plain parapet of black knapped flint. Stair
turret on the south side, with a conical, stone-tiled roof. A 2-light window
with curvilinear tracery to each face of the top stage. The line of a higher,
earlier roof can be seen on the east face. Victorianised interior to nave and
chancel, all fittings dating from one or other of the C19 restorations. A
very plain double hammerbeam roof to nave, the upper hammerbeams supporting
arched braces which meet in a central pendant below the collar. Simple
pierced and dentilled cornice. Some ovolo-moulding to main timbers. The
roof, said to be C19, could well be C17, and the 6-bay single-hammerbeam roof
to the nave, in similar style, could be of the same date, reused. Hanoverian
arms, painted and framed, on the north wall of nave.

Listing NGR: TL9903878105

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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