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Church of All Saints, Kesgrave

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 286176

OS Grid Reference: TM2184445767
OS Grid Coordinates: 621844, 245767
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0658, 1.2352

Location: Bell Lane, Kesgrave, Suffolk IP5 1AA

Locality: Kesgrave
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP5 1AA

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Listing Text


1/10 Church of All Saints
- II*

Church; mediaeval with major alterations of 1980. Nave, chancel, west tower,
north porch. A large extension to the nave was added 1980, the chancel being
partitioned off for use as a side chapel; a further addition at the north-west
corner contains utilities. Flint rubble C13 and C14 walling, mainly plastered
apart from porch, with freestone dressings. Early C16 work and C20 extensions
in red brick. Plaintiled roofs. Continuous nave and chancel with a number of
mid or late C13 lancets in north and south walls. Triple-lancet east window,
framed by a large outer arch and in the head is a group of blind multifoiled
sinkings. Other C13 features include the chancel piscina with moulded shafts,
and the priest's doorway in the south wall. Of c.1300 are the south and north
nave doorways, the latter with C15 plank door, the west doorway and the y-
traceried window above. Large parapet-gabled mid C14 porch with 2-light side
windows. The arched doorway has ballflower ornament on the hoodmould, and
above it is a large image niche with cusped trefoiled head. A 2-light C15
north nave window. Walls of nave and chancel were raised early C16 for new
roof; red brick, mainly plastered, with 2-light clerestory windows. Nave roof
of 5 bays, chancel roof of 2 bays; of similar date and design with arch-braced
hammer beams and king posts on high collars. The earlier chancel arch and wall
were demolished between the 2 phases. Unmoulded rood-beam; the screen has
gone. The early C16 tower sits upon the C13 walling of the nave; on its south
side is a small room, perhaps a priest's cell, with a pair of arched alcoves
and an external doorway now blocked. All faces of the tower have diaper-
patterning in burnt headers. 2-light belfry openings and battlemented
parapets; in the north wall is a projecting stair turret. In the chancel
floor are 2 C18 marble ledger slabs, and on the wall an C18 panel painted with
the Ten Commandments. In the nave are similar panels with the Credence and
Lord's Prayer; another bears the Arms of George III; there are 2 further coats
of arms in the tower.

Listing NGR: TM2184445767

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Source: English Heritage

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