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Church of All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in Saxtead, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2433 / 52°14'35"N

Longitude: 1.3125 / 1°18'45"E

OS Eastings: 626244

OS Northings: 265739

OS Grid: TM262657

Mapcode National: GBR WNF.8NH

Mapcode Global: VHL9X.PWR5

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 7 December 1966

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1030537

English Heritage Legacy ID: 285939

Location: Saxtead, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP13

County: Suffolk

District: Suffolk Coastal

Civil Parish: Saxtead

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Saxtead All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 26 NE SAXTEAD CHURCH ROAD

1/167 Church of
7.12.66 All Saints

- I


Parish church. Medieval, restored 1922. Nave, chancel, south
porch; the west tower collapsed in 1805. Random flint and stone
rubble, mostly plastered;stone dressings; leaded roofto nave,
plaintiles to chancel. C15 nave: to the south 2 identical 2-
light square headed windows; to the north one 3-light window, one
later 2-light wooden window with square leaded glass and a
moulded doorway, probably C13. Good C15 south porch: panel led
flushwork to the facade and plinth, entrance arch with hoodmould
and carved spandrels and an empty canopied niche over; original
side windows. Nave doorway enriched with fleurons and with
original door. Early C14 2-bay chancel: to the south 2 good
original 2-light windows and a C16 Priest's doorway in brick; to
the north one lancet window; fine original 3-light east window
with flowing tracery. C15 hammerbeam roof to nave with carved
wallplate and cornice; pierced tracery above the hammerbeams and
above the collars. C15 octagonal font with C17 cover. Set of 16
C15 poppyhead bench ends in nave, all but 2 of the benches being
modern. C17 turned altar rails; C14 angle piscina in south
sanctuary. To either side of the east window are C18 framed
copies of the Commandments. 3 painted Consecration crosses were
uncovered in the north and south chancel and south nave in the
early 1960's. The wooden reredos incorporates carved woodwork
from the rood screen and pulpit (reredos stored in west nave at
the time of survey). Graded I for surviving medieval work.


Listing NGR: TM2624465739

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