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IoE Number: 275789
Photographer: Mr Peter Tree
Date Photographed: 31 March 2007
Date listed: 07 May 1954
Date of last amendment: 07 May 1954
Grade I

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TL 77 SEICKLINGHAMTHE STREET5/47-Church of All Saints7/5/54

TL 77 SE ICKLINGHAM THE STREET 5/47 - Church of All Saints 7/5/54 - I Church. Mediaeval. Nave, chancel, south aisle and porch, south-west tower. Flint rubble with freestone dressings and parapet gables. Thatched roofs, the tower roof flat behind parapets. The nave has a core of C11 or C12, with large areas of coursed flint walling and 2 blocked lancets. Apart from the porch almost all other work is C14. South aisle was added mid C14, with a 4- bay nave arcade having octagonal piers and moulded capitals. An external eaves cornice of stone with ball-flower ornament; another internal cornice on both sides has a frieze of various motifs. A 5-light net-traceried east window has 2 large flanking canopied image niches, richly-carved and with traces of colour. 2 good 3-light windows in the south wall. Further similar mid C14 windows of 1 and 2 lights in nave and chancel side walls. Moulded mid C14 south doorway with restored plank doors; another simpler doorway in north chancel wall. North nave doorway of late C14 or C15. Both chancel and aisle have trefoil-headed piscinae in south wall. In the chancel is a double aumbry. East chancel window of 3 lights, late C14, restored. Tower is to west of aisle; the tall belfry stage has large Y-traceried windows and well- carved gargoyles projecting from a frieze of quatrefoils. A cusped circular ringing chamber window, and simple blocked west doorway with lancet above. In the chancel is a large number of C14 mosaic tiles with line-impressed decoration. (For details, see article in Proc. Suffolk Inst. Archaeology, Vol. XXXIII (1974)). Porch added C15, with pilastered doorway and 2-light side windows. C15 stairs and doorway to former roodloft; the screen is complete up to middle rail with tracery applied to solid panels. Early C14 font, the bowl of limestone, octagonal, with different tracery on each face, the 5 supporting columns probably later. Octagonal C17 pulpit with balusters and handrail. Some good C14 stained glass, especially figures and tabernacle-work in south aisle. Nave and aisle roofs of scissor-braced coupled-rafter type; a good C19 replica. C17 altar rails with splat balusters. A number of pews, all 1 with poppy-heads; a set of 2, pilastered, of C15, and several small sets of C15- C17.

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