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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Akenham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.0961 / 52°5'46"N

Longitude: 1.1344 / 1°8'3"E

OS Eastings: 614790

OS Northings: 248834

OS Grid: TM147488

Mapcode National: GBR TM8.KLG

Mapcode Global: VHLBL.MK1Y

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 9 December 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1352028

English Heritage Legacy ID: 279194

Location: Akenham, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP1

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Akenham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Whitton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 14 NW
7/1 Church of St. Mary
- II*
Church, mediaeval with mid C19 restoration. Nave, chancel, south-west
tower/porch, and south chapel. Mainly flint rubble (plastered chancel walls),
with limestone dressings. Chancel and nave roofs both plaintiled, the latter
with parapet gables. In the north nave wall is a Norman slit window with
attached shafts, very restored (or perhaps renewed) in C19; this window
suggests chat much of the fabric may also be Norman. The chancel has two
pointed lancets and a plain doorway, of late C13 type. A C14 square-headed
window in the north chancel wall. The tower was added in late C14 athwart the
south doorway, which was re-formed to match the moulded outer doorway; the use
of red brick for the relieving arches is unusually early. Belfrey openings
and flushed flint parapets are restored or rebuilt in C19, but lion-head
gargoyles are original. C15 work includes the canted and ceiled chancel roof,
east window with grotesque corbels, and 2 similar restored windows in nave.
South chapel added C16 in red brick with parapets and stuccoed mullioned and
transomed windows; C19 slated roof. C15 octagonal limestone font, the sunk
panels on bowl and stem containing tracery.

Listing NGR: TM1479048834

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