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Church of St Augustine

A Grade I Listed Building in Harleston, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2046 / 52°12'16"N

Longitude: 0.9527 / 0°57'9"E

OS Eastings: 601856

OS Northings: 260373

OS Grid: TM018603

Mapcode National: GBR SJC.MPT

Mapcode Global: VHKDG.GVHB

Entry Name: Church of St Augustine

Listing Date: 9 December 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1032731

English Heritage Legacy ID: 280535

Location: Harleston, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Harleston

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Harleston St Augustine of Canterbury

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

HARLESTON HAUGHLEY ROAD
TM 06 SW

4/53 Church of St. Augustine

9/12/55
-- I

Parish church, medieval with restoration of 1860. Nave and chancel. Flint
rubble with freestone quoins. Thatched roof; a parapet gable at the east end
and a timber bellcote with shingled pyramid roof of 1860 at west end. A small
Norman church with evidence for an apsidal east end before the chancel was
extended in C13. A plain C11 or C12 south doorway with chamfered imposts; the
north doorway was similar but has been blocked. A pointed lancet in north
wall of late C12/early C13. A C13 window in the chancel has a double splay.
A trefoil-headed chancel window of c.1300 has a pair of squinch arches over
the sedilia, and linked with it is a trefoil-headed piscina. Other windows in
east and south walls are C19, and the west wall was probably rebuilt in 1860.
The canted and plastered continuous roof over nave and chancel appears
medieval but may be a C19 renewal; there are two encased medieval tiebeams.
An unusually early rood screen of c.1330-50: turned baluster shafts, ogee-
headed lights with dagger tracery. Limestone font, the stem perhaps of
c.1300: octagonal with broach stops alternating with stops having sunk
cusping. (The bowl was renewed in C19).


Listing NGR: TM0185660373

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