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© Mr Roger Preston LRPS

IoE Number: 282352
Location: CHURCH OF ST MARY,
  SOMERLEYTON, ASHBY AND HERRINGFLEET, WAVENEY, SUFFOLK
Photographer: Mr Roger Preston LRPS
Date Photographed: 18 July 2002
Date listed: 27 November 1954
Date of last amendment: 27 November 1954
Grade I

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ASHBYTM 49 NE1/1Church of St. Mary27.11.54I

ASHBY TM 49 NE 1/1 Church of St. Mary 27.11.54 I Parish church. Medieval. Nave, chancel, west tower. Flint rubble with stone dressings; continuous thatched roof. The lower third of the tower is round, with a lancet west window; the upper part is octagonal, with red brick angles and brick lancet belfry openings to each face. Crenellated parapet. Both parts of the tower are a rebuilding, probably of the early C16. The nave is C13: some original lancet windows and 2-light windows in Perpendicular style. Simple double-chamfered south doorway; north doorway bricked-up. Late C13 chancel, re-faced in mid C19. Original lancet and Y-traceried windows to north and south, and a 4-light east window in matching style, apparently renewed mid C19. Interior. No chancel arch. Coupled rafter roof to nave, many of the trusses probably medieval. Mid C19 boarded ceiling to chancel. In the sanctuary a trefoil-arched piscina and drop-sill sedilia. Rood loft stair in south wall of nave. Square font of Purbeck marble, C12 or C13, with small remains of decoration; there is a round shaft and 4 turned wooden corner supports, probably added in C16 or C17. Mid and late C19 furnishings. 3 consecration crosses are visible on the walls, 2 in the nave and one in the chancel.

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