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© Mr Wilfred N. Winder

IoE Number: 277875
Location: CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN, BRIDGE STREET
  BURES ST MARY, BABERGH, SUFFOLK
Photographer: Mr Wilfred N. Winder
Date Photographed: 23 September 2002
Date listed: 23 March 1961
Date of last amendment: 23 March 1961
Grade I

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BRIIGE STREET5377Bures St MaryChurch of St Marythe Virgin

BRIIGE STREET 1. 5377 Bures St Mary Church of St Mary the Virgin TL 9034 26/78 23.3.61. I GV 2. A flint and stone church, mainly of C14 work with C16 alterations and additions. There is a reference to "St Mary in Buri" dated 1075 indicating the existance of an earlier church on this site. The west tower is late C13 to early C14, with angle buttresses and a stepped parapet. The tower was originally surmounted by a spire which was destroyed by lightning in 1733. The north porch is a fine example of C14 work with heavy timbers and 8-light open tracery on the sides. The gable has original cusped bargeboards. The south porch is early C16 red brick with a crowstepped gable and a castellated parapet with machicolation. The sides have windows with Perpendicular tracery. The Waldegrave Chapel was built by Sir William Waldegrave circa 1514. The nave has original roof corbels carved as angels. The font is C16, octagonal, with the Tudor arms and armorial shields dates circa 1545. The monuments include a fine early C14 wooden effigy of a knight and a number to members of the Waldegrave family. Graded for its architectural, historical and topographical value.

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