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IoE Number: 277067
Location: CHURCH OF ST MARY, CHURCH LANE
  PRESTON ST MARY, BABERGH, SUFFOLK
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Date Photographed: N/A
Date listed: 23 January 1958
Date of last amendment: 23 January 1958
Grade I

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PRESTON ST MARYCHURCH LANE5377Church of St MaryqL 95 sv 32/91523.1.58I

PRESTON ST MARY CHURCH LANE 1. 5377 Church of St Mary qL 95 sv 32/915 23.1.58 I 2. A C14 and C15 flint church with stone dressings, perpendicular aisles and clerestorey and a west tower which was rebuilt in 1868 after being struck by lightning in 1758. The chancel is of the C14 and the nave is C15. The north porch has very good flushwork panelling. The nave, aisles and west tower are castellated. The interior fittings include a fine carved C12 square font, the lower part of a former C14 rood screen and a low tomb recess in the north aisle. There is a C17 monument to Robert Ryece of Preston Hall (d 1638). Many of the windows have heraldic shields, said to have been made for Robert Ryece. There are also good poppyhead bench ends. Graded for its architectural and historical value.

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