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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1204027
English Heritage Legacy ID: 277311
Location: Wherstead, Babergh, Suffolk, IP9
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
TM 1640 WHERSTEAD WHERSTEAD PARK
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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