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Church of All Saints, Saxtead

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 7 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 285939

OS Grid Reference: TM2624465739
OS Grid Coordinates: 626244, 265739
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2433, 1.3125

Location: A1120, Saxtead, Suffolk IP13 9QT

Locality: Saxtead
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP13 9QT

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Listing Text


1/167 Church of
7.12.66 All Saints

- I

Parish church. Medieval, restored 1922. Nave, chancel, south
porch; the west tower collapsed in 1805. Random flint and stone
rubble, mostly plastered;stone dressings; leaded roofto nave,
plaintiles to chancel. C15 nave: to the south 2 identical 2-
light square headed windows; to the north one 3-light window, one
later 2-light wooden window with square leaded glass and a
moulded doorway, probably C13. Good C15 south porch: panel led
flushwork to the facade and plinth, entrance arch with hoodmould
and carved spandrels and an empty canopied niche over; original
side windows. Nave doorway enriched with fleurons and with
original door. Early C14 2-bay chancel: to the south 2 good
original 2-light windows and a C16 Priest's doorway in brick; to
the north one lancet window; fine original 3-light east window
with flowing tracery. C15 hammerbeam roof to nave with carved
wallplate and cornice; pierced tracery above the hammerbeams and
above the collars. C15 octagonal font with C17 cover. Set of 16
C15 poppyhead bench ends in nave, all but 2 of the benches being
modern. C17 turned altar rails; C14 angle piscina in south
sanctuary. To either side of the east window are C18 framed
copies of the Commandments. 3 painted Consecration crosses were
uncovered in the north and south chancel and south nave in the
early 1960's. The wooden reredos incorporates carved woodwork
from the rood screen and pulpit (reredos stored in west nave at
the time of survey). Graded I for surviving medieval work.

Listing NGR: TM2624465739

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Source: English Heritage

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