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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wherstead, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0226 / 52°1'21"N

Longitude: 1.1489 / 1°8'56"E

OS Eastings: 616141

OS Northings: 240699

OS Grid: TM161406

Mapcode National: GBR TN8.39P

Mapcode Global: VHLBZ.VFRB

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 22 February 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1204027

English Heritage Legacy ID: 277311

Location: Wherstead, Babergh, Suffolk, IP9

County: Suffolk

District: Babergh

Civil Parish: Wherstead

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Wherstead St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

Church of St Mary
Church. C12 origins with C14-15 nave and chancel and C15 tower. C19 porch and vestry.
Extensive restoration of 1863-4 included refacing of nave and chancel walls. Flint
rubble and septaria tower with ashlar dressings and later brick battlements. Other-
wise knapped and roughly-coursed flint with ashlar dressings. Porch has glazed timber
superstructure on flint and ashlar base. Plain tile roof with ashlar coping. West
tower, 3-bay nave and 2-bay chancel under continuous roof. South porch, north vestry.
3-stage tower with diagonal flushwork buttresses. 3-light west window with C19
Perpendicular tracery. 2nd floor recessed on band, single trefoil-headed light.
2-light belfry opening under Tudor arch. Battlements and crocketed pinnacles. Nave:
2-light windows with C19 tracery. Porch contains Norman doorway with one order of
colonettes with crude head capitals painted over and arch of 2 orders with chevron
moulding forming lozenges. Blocked north door with worn shafts and remains of one
capital. Chancel: restored lancet to west, Cl9 priests door and 2-light C19 traceried
window. 3-light east window with geometrical tracery. Vestry has C19 window with
apparently reused hood mould and foliate stops. Interior: tall tower arch. Trefoil-
arched piscina on engaged shafts. C19 hammer-beam roof and fittings.

Listing NGR: TM1614140699

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