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Latitude: 51.9719 / 51°58'18"N
Longitude: 0.7747 / 0°46'28"E
OS Eastings: 590686
OS Northings: 234021
OS Grid: TL906340
Mapcode National: GBR RKP.BNJ
Mapcode Global: VHKFJ.CPXP
Entry Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin
Listing Date: 23 March 1961
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1036711
English Heritage Legacy ID: 277875
Location: Bures St. Mary, Babergh, Suffolk, CO8
Civil Parish: Bures St. Mary
Built-Up Area: Bures
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
Church of England Parish: Bures St Mary
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
Bures St Mary
Church of St Mary
TL 9034 26/78 23.3.61.
A flint and stone church, mainly of C14 work with C16 alterations and
additions. There is a reference to "St Mary in Buri" dated 1075 indicating
the existance of an earlier church on this site. The west tower is late
C13 to early C14, with angle buttresses and a stepped parapet. The tower
was originally surmounted by a spire which was destroyed by lightning
in 1733. The north porch is a fine example of C14 work with heavy timbers
and 8-light open tracery on the sides. The gable has original cusped
bargeboards. The south porch is early C16 red brick with a crowstepped
gable and a castellated parapet with machicolation. The sides have windows
with Perpendicular tracery. The Waldegrave Chapel was built by Sir William
Waldegrave circa 1514. The nave has original roof corbels carved as angels.
The font is C16, octagonal, with the Tudor arms and armorial shields dates
circa 1545. The monuments include a fine early C14 wooden effigy of a
knight and a number to members of the Waldegrave family. Graded for
its architectural, historical and topographical value.
Listing NGR: TL9068634021
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