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Church of St Mary, Swilland

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 285978

OS Grid Reference: TM1878252969
OS Grid Coordinates: 618782, 252969
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1317, 1.1952

Location: 4 Church Lane, Swilland, Suffolk IP6 9LP

Locality: Swilland
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP6 9LP

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Listing Text


1/16 Church of St. Mary

- II*

Church, mediaeval. Alterations of early C16, early C19 an d 1897. Nave,
chancel, west tower and south porch. Flint rubble walling to nave and chancel
mainly plastered, with dressings of limestone (the east end was rebuilt before
1855, with limestone east window in the C14 style). Concrete plaintiled
roofs. C12 south doorway, the arch of 4 orders with typical restored
enrichment and 2 orders of shafts, of which only the cushion capitals and
bases remain. A 2-light C14 south window has wide inner splays; probably a
C12 window enlarged. 2 early C14 1-light windows and simple blocked north
doorway. 4-bay nave roof of c.1500, of hammerbeam type with arch-braced high
collars and king-posts; the easternmost truss has a moulded rood-beam instead
of hammerbeams (no chancel arch). Ceiled canted roof to chancel. Tower added
early C16; red brick, with diaper patterning in burnt headers and quoins of
limestone. Prominent buttresses and stair turret. Good moulded west doorway
with square label and coat of arms in the spandrels, original oak plank door
with linen fold carving and some enriched battening. Above is a 3-light west
window. The belfry stage was added 1897; prominent, timber-framed and brick-
nogged, gabled roof with dormer belfry windows and copper-clad spire. Timber-
framed gabled porch also of c.1900. Fine well-carved octagonal pulpit of
c.1600. Richly-carved wooden Arms of Queen Anne on south wall. 3 nave
windows have stained glass figures of c.1880. Altar reredos of late C19 with
carved and gilded figures of saints and angels.

Listing NGR: TM1878252969

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Source: English Heritage

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