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Church of St Genevieve at Fornham Park

A Grade II* Listed Building in Fornham St. Genevieve, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2826 / 52°16'57"N

Longitude: 0.696 / 0°41'45"E

OS Eastings: 583996

OS Northings: 268359

OS Grid: TL839683

Mapcode National: GBR QDD.W6Z

Mapcode Global: VHKCY.0WSK

Entry Name: Church of St Genevieve at Fornham Park

Listing Date: 14 July 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376908

English Heritage Legacy ID: 284085

Location: Fornham St. Genevieve, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk, IP28

County: Suffolk

District: St. Edmundsbury

Civil Parish: Fornham St. Genevieve

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Fornham

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


TL86NW Church of St Genevieve at Fornham Park


Church tower. Only the ruinous west tower of the former parish church remains; the rest was accidentally burnt down on 24th June 1782. C14. Rubble flint, with freestone quoins; in 3 stages, unbuttressed, with a plain uncrenellated parapet. A 2- light window with cusped heads to lights on all faces of the top stage; a quatrefoil window on the middle stage of the west face, and a lancet on the first stage; a high tower arch on the east.
HISTORY. This tower was consciously retained after the fire to provide a romantic focal point in the landscape park laid out in Fornham Park in the late C18. Capability Brown, who died in 1783, visited Fornham in 1781 and again in 1782 after the fire, and produced schemes for the park and for rebuilding the church, but the extent of his contribution is not certain at present.
Part of a significant group including the surviving service buildings and walled gardens (q.v.).

Listing NGR: TL8399668359

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