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Church of St Michael

A Grade I Listed Building in Cookley, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.3259 / 52°19'33"N

Longitude: 1.4465 / 1°26'47"E

OS Eastings: 634952

OS Northings: 275348

OS Grid: TM349753

Mapcode National: GBR XNZ.0KB

Mapcode Global: VHM72.1S2V

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 7 December 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1030493

English Heritage Legacy ID: 286044

Location: Cookley, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP19

County: Suffolk

District: Suffolk Coastal

Civil Parish: Cookley

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Cookley St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 37 NW COOKLEY COOKLEY CORNER

2/25 Church of St. Michael
7.12.66
GV I

Parish church. Medieval, restored 1894. Nave, chancel, west tower, south
porch, north vestry. Flint and stone rubble with some coursed work,
especially to the tower;stone dressings; plaintiled roofs. Square
unbuttressed C12 tower with later crenellated parapet with flushwork panels;
2-light west window with Y-tracery, one lancet window on the south face, 2-
light Y-tracery bell chamber openings. Internally the east face of the tower
has a blocked original window. Nave with C12 core and windows in C15 style,
mostly renewed. Good C12 north doorway, now within the vestry: one order of
shafts and a semi-circular arch with chevron moulding. Late C19 timber porch.
2-bay chancel, probably C14: one broad lancet window to the north, the other
windows and the Priest's doorway all much restored or renewed. Good 4-bay
late C15/early C16 hammerbeam nave roof with crenellated wallplate, the wall
posts resting on carved timber corbels in the form of heads. 3-bay arched-
braced chancel roof, probably similar in date to the nave roof. C15 font bowl
with well-preserved carved panels. The nave has 4 good C15 poppyhead benches
with carved ends and backs to the seats, and mutilated arm rests. 2 further
simpler poppyhead benches in chancel. The chancel stalls incorporate
traceried panels, probably from the rood screen. Simple trefoil-headed
piscina and drop-seat sedilia in south sanctuary. Effigy brass of William
Browne (1587), his wife and their 8 children, remounted on west wall of nave.
Graded I for surviving medieval work.


Listing NGR: TM3495275348

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