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Church of All Saints, Darsham

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 7 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 285627

OS Grid Reference: TM4209069920
OS Grid Coordinates: 642090, 269920
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2741, 1.5472

Location: The Street, Darsham, Suffolk IP17 3PU

Locality: Darsham
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP17 3PU

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Listing Text

(north side)


Parish Church. Medieval, restored 1879 and 1887. Nave, chancel,
west tower, south porch. Mainly coursed flint rubble, stone
dressings, south wall of nave and chancel plastered; plaintiled
roofs. C15 square tower: 4 stages and crenellated parapet;
diagonal buttresses with flush work decoration; restored 3-light
west window, 2-light bell chamber openings, parapet with 2 bands
of flushwork divided by a string course. Nave with C15 windows,
2 to north and 3 to south; blocked C12 north doorway with remains
of arch; porch rebuilt 1887; C12 south doorway to nave, much
restored but with original shafts and capitals. South chancel
with 2 early C15 windows and C13 Priest's doorway; north chancel
with 3 late C19 lancet windows. C15 arch-braced nave roof of 6
bays; chancel roof with moulded wallplate and plaster ceiling.
Good early C15 octagonal font with well preserved carved panels
and stem; base step with original inscription. Nave with 18 C15
poppyhead bench ends, 14 of them with traceried panelling; 2
further poppyhead bench ends in chancel; early C17 pulpit and
holy table; Royal Arms of George IV over north doorway;
cinquefoil headed niche to splay of central south nave window.
North chancel with fine wall monument to Sir Thomas Bedingfield
(d.1660): albaster and marble, with flanking columns supporting a
pediment with 2 reclining figures; portrait brass on chancel
floor to Ann Bedingfield (d.1641); late C19 stained glass to
chancel and south nave. Graded I for surviving medieval work.

Listing NGR: TM4209069920

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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