Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 7 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 286100
OS Grid Reference: TM3362674308
OS Grid Coordinates: 633626, 274308
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3171, 1.4264
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TM 37 SW HUNTINGFIELD
5/81 Church of St. Mary
Parish church. Medieval, restored 1858-9 and 1896-1906. Nave, chancel, north
and south aisles, west tower, south porch, north chapel (now the vestry).
Random flint and stone rubble with remains of old plasterwork; stone
dressings; plaintiled roofs. C15 tower with 3-stage diagonal buttresses to
the west face, both the buttresses and crenellated parapet with flushwork
decoration; 2-light west window, 2-light bell chamber openings. 3-bay north
and south aisles; the south aisle is early C16 and has 2 square-headed 2-light
windows with brick surrounds; the north aisle has 3 2-light windows renewed in
C19. The south nave has 5 small clerestory windows. Good C15 porch with
flushwork to the plinth and 3 tiers of flushwork panels to the facade;
stone parapet with wavy tracery and original pinnacles; entrance arch with
carved spandrels and niche above. C13-C14 chancel: to the south there are 2
2-light C19 windows in Decorated style and a Priest's doorway; 3-light east
window. To the north of the chancel is a late C18 mortuary chapel of the
Vanneck family: red brick, with a parapet of pierced stone tracery. 3-bay
aisle arcades, that to the north remodelled, probably in C18; high in the north
wall of the nave is a C12 window opening. Arched-braced nave roof; chancel
roof with alternate hammerbeams and arched braces: both are probably C15 and
were elaborately painted in mid C19 by Mrs. Holland, the wife of a former
rector. C15 carved octagonal font in a very good state of preservation; late
C19 tall canopied font cover. In the north chancel is a tomb chest within the
arch of an Easter sepulchre: on the marble slab is a brass inscription to John
Paston (d.1575); within the arch are faint traces of a wall painting.
Monument to Anne, daughter of John Moulton, Esq. (d.1595) on north chancel
wall; C17 wall monument on south chancel wall. Hatchment of Joshua Vanneck,
2nd Baron Huntingfield (d.1844) in north aisle. The east window of the south
aisle has fragments of C15 glass. Graded I for surviving medieval work.
Listing NGR: TM3362674308
Source: English Heritage
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