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Church of St Mary, Felixstowe

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 21 June 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 286262

OS Grid Reference: TM2958435634
OS Grid Coordinates: 629584, 235634
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9717, 1.3411

Location: Church Lane, Felixstowe, Suffolk IP11 9DS

Locality: Felixstowe
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP11 9DS

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There is also a scheduled monument, Walton Priory (site of), at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

TM 2935 NE
(north side)
6/19 Church of St Mary

Parish church. C14 origins, altered and extended 1857-1899. South west tower, nave
south aisle, chancel, north-transept, south vestry. Septaria brick, flint,
stone dressings, tile roofs. Tower rebuilt 1899 in perpendicular style. 3
stages, the lower 2 of uncoursed flint, the upper stage flushwork panels.
Angle buttresses to 2nd stage. South doorway of multiple mouldings. Corner
turrets to upper stage. Nave, mostly C14, south aisle c1860 on site of earlier
aisle. North wall septaria, west wall and aisle uncoursed flint. North wall
2 C19 windows in Decorated style. 2 blocked original openings. West window
C19 in C14 style. 3-bay south aisle of 2-light windows in C14 style. Chancel.
South wall C14 of septaria, brick, tile. East wall rebuilt 1866 with C14 style
window. North wall and transept, brick. South wall has C14 priest's doorway,
beneath hood mould with figure stops. INTERIOR: 3 bay south arcade of octagonal
piers. 8 bays of queen post roof supported on cambered tie beams. Some
original collars and original purlins and rafters. All obscured by C19
plastered ceiling but supported by visible 2 bay structure. Rebuilt west end
of nave has C19 scissor braced roof. South aisle C19 queen strut roof.
Chancel. Blocked C19 doorway in south wall. C19 hammer beam roof. Dado of
C15 screen with blank traceried panels. Font mid C15 octagonal East Anglian
type, the stem flanked by 2 lions and 2 woodwoses, supporting bowl of alter-
nating panels of lions and angels, and with angels bearing shields on underside.
Bell c1500 'Sancte Johannes ora pro Nobis'. Purbeck memorial slab and brasses
of William, died 1459, and Alice Taberd, (brasses reset in south wall.) Brass
memorial to Willaim Symond born 1601, died 1612, with kneeling effigy and
acrostic verse.
Septaria buttress of earlier church tower stands to south west of present tower.

Listing NGR: TM2958435634

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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