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© Mr Bob Cottrell ARPS AFIAP DPAGB

IoE Number: 280014
Location: CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS, THE STREET
  MENDHAM, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK
Photographer: Mr Bob Cottrell ARPS AFIAP DPAGB
Date Photographed: 30 June 2001
Date listed: 29 July 1955
Date of last amendment: 29 July 1955
Grade I

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MENDHAMTHE STREETTM 28 SE2/65Church of All Saints-29.7.55

MENDHAM THE STREET TM 28 SE 2/65 Church of All Saints - 29.7.55 -- I Parish church. Medieval; restored 1868, chancel rebuilt c.1880. Nave, chancel, north and south aisles, west tower, south porch. Flint rubble, the nave with red brick admixture at clerestory level; stone dressings. The nave and north aisle roofs are leaded, the south aisle roof has concrete tiles; slated chancel roof. C14 square tower with 2-light belfry openings and a crenellated parapet. C14 aisles, the windows with a mixture of Decorated and Perpendicular-style tracery. C15 porch of knapped flint, with flushwork panels to the front of the parapet; the enriched entrance arch and the 3 niches surrounding it were renewed in C19. The roof of the porch is largely original, with moulded main components and carved bosses. C15 south nave doorway. Late C15 4-bay clerestory with 3-light windows. Decorated-style chancel; 3-light east window with reticulated tracery. Interior. 4-bay aisle arcades, the north arcade the older. The chancel arch is formed by a pair of heavy moulded wooden arched braces. C15 4-bay nave roof with arched-braced cambered tie beams; the main members are moulded and the wallplate is enriched with fleurons and (in the easternmost bay) brattishing. The wall posts rest on C19 carved wooden corbels. There are small traces of original colouring. The chancel and aisle roofs are C19. Octagonal font of C14 date, each face of the bowl carved with a quatrefoil; 8 engaged columns to stem. The nave and aisles have an extensive set of poppyhead benches, installed 1868. Late C19 chancel stalls. Late C17 altar rails with twisted balusters. On the north chancel wall is a late C17 monument to members of the Freston family: a sagging inscription tablet is framed by pilasters, with an open segmental pediment above. Another C17 monument in the north aisle is to the Godbold family. In the south chancel a wall monument to Richard Freston (d.1722). Other C18 wall monuments commemorate members of the Rant family. Several C17 ledger slabs in chancel. Arms of George III over tower arch.

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