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IoE Number: 283646
Location: CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS, THETFORD ROAD
  IXWORTH THORPE, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK
Photographer: Mr Peter Tree
Date Photographed: 12 July 2005
Date listed: 14 July 1955
Date of last amendment: 14 July 1955
Grade I

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TL 97 SWIXWORTH THORPETHETFORD ROAD1/1Church of All Saints14.7.55I

TL 97 SW IXWORTH THORPE THETFORD ROAD 1/1 Church of All Saints 14.7.55 I The former parish church of Ixworth Thorpe, now a chapel of ease in the joint parish of Ixworth and Ixworth Thorpe. Early C16 tower with base of red brick and re-used stone surmounted by a timber-framed and weatherboarded belfry, heightened in the early C19, and containing one bell. Early C16 red brick south porch with knapped flint details, orenellated on east and west sides, crow-stepped gable-end with empty cusped niche above arch. Angle buttresses surmounted by damaged crockets. 2-bay open timber roof. Nave and chancel rendered over random flint with ashlar dressings. Plain, narrow C11 north and south doorways. On south side: 4 decorated, 2-light windows with cusped heads, each different. On north side: one 2-light and 2 single-light windows. Plain early C19 3-light east window with wooden tracery. Thatched roofs. Interior plastered, with barrel roof. There is no chancel arch. Plain octagonal font on a low base. Set of 28 re-used C15 poppy-head bench ends with well-carved figures on the arm rests, including a thatcher with comb, a mermaid, a woman leading a little dog, a unicorn, and various animals and birds. Small octagonal Jacobean pulpit with damaged panels. Fine late C17 3-sided Communion rails with barley-sugar twist balusters. Arms of George III. Early C19 brick floors: just inside south door 2 early medieval coffin lids are set into floor. A small wall momument on each side of the chancel.

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