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Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade I Listed Building in Brent Eleigh, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0984 / 52°5'54"N

Longitude: 0.834 / 0°50'2"E

OS Eastings: 594208

OS Northings: 248244

OS Grid: TL942482

Mapcode National: GBR RJ7.FNY

Mapcode Global: VHKDZ.DJR6

Entry Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 23 January 1958

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1351432

English Heritage Legacy ID: 276320

Location: Brent Eleigh, Babergh, Suffolk, CO10

County: Suffolk

District: Babergh

Civil Parish: Brent Eleigh

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Brent Eleigh St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

BRENT ELEIGH HALL ROAD
1.
5377
Church of St Mary
the Virgin
TL 94 NW 36/173 23.1 .58
I
2.
An early C14 stone and flint building standing on high ground to the
north of the village near to Brent Eleigh Hall. It is an outstanding
example of a manorial church;with many original features; which has escaped
C19 restoration. There is a fine early C14 south door carved with reticulated
blank tracery. The interior has a complete set of high box pews, some Jacobean but
mostly C18. The manorial pew, probably a former chapel, is enclosed by old screens. Th
east wall of the chancel has a remarkable mediaeval wall painting of
the crucifixion with figures of women. It was probably the original
reredos dating from circa 1300. There is also a C14 wall painting of
angels and a C16 painting of the harrowing of hell. The font is early
C14 with a C17 cover and the pulpit is C17. In the chancel there is
a standing wall monument to Edward Colman (d 1739) by Thomas Dunn, the
sculptor.


Listing NGR: TL9420848244

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