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© Mr Richard Steward

IoE Number: 281961
Location: ALL SAINTS CHURCH, SOUTHWOLD ROAD
  BLYFORD, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK
Photographer: Mr Richard Steward
Date Photographed: 14 July 2004
Date listed: 01 September 1953
Date of last amendment: 01 September 1953
Grade I

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BLYFORDSOUTHWOLD ROADTM 47 NW6/2All Saints Church1.9.53

BLYFORD SOUTHWOLD ROAD TM 47 NW 6/2 All Saints Church 1.9.53 - I Parish church. Medieval, restored 1875 and 1924. Nave, chancel, west tower, north porch. Flint rubble, the nave and chancel plastered; the tower is of knapped flint with stone admixture; stone dressings. Slated roof with C20 slates to the south. C15 tower: square, with 3-stage diagonal buttresses to the west and a crenellated parapet; the plinth, buttresses and parapet are enriched with flushwork. The west face has a doorway with lion label stops to the arch and a 2-light window below which is a full-width quatrefoil flushwork frieze. 2-light bell-chamber openings. C12 nave with good original north and south doorways. The north doorway has 2 orders of colonettes, the outer order with spiral decoration, carved cushion capitals and 3 orders to the arch, 2 with chevrons and the central one roll-moulded. The south doorway is simpler: one order of colonettes with chevron ornament and a roll-moulded arch. The north and south nave each have 2 C15 2-light square-headed windows, largely original. Good C15 porch of knapped flint with flushwork panels to the facade; parapet with stone tracery at the front ana flushwork to the sides. The entrance arch and hoodmoula are enriched with fleurons, and there are carved stone shields in the spandrels; above the arch is an empty statue niche. Late C13 chancel: 2 2-light windows with Y-tracery ana one lancet window; 3-light east window with intersecting tracery. Priest's doorway to south. Interior. No chancel arch. Ceiled-over roofs, probably C19. In the south sanctuary is a late C13 angle piscina with trefoil arch and a drop-sill sedilia. Plain octagonal font on a stem with 8 colonnettes, probably C13. In the north west nave is a niche of a banner stave locker. Good C16 holy table. Set of C19 poppyhead benches.

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