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© Mr Gordon Dunmore

IoE Number: 286044
Location: CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL, COOKLEY CORNER
  COOKLEY, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK
Photographer: Mr Gordon Dunmore
Date Photographed: 18 October 2002
Date listed: 07 December 1966
Date of last amendment: 07 December 1966
Grade I

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TM 37 NWCOOKLEYCOOKLEY CORNER2/25Church of St. Michael7.12.66GVI

TM 37 NW COOKLEY COOKLEY CORNER 2/25 Church of St. Michael 7.12.66 GV I Parish church. Medieval, restored 1894. Nave, chancel, west tower, south porch, north vestry. Flint and stone rubble with some coursed work, especially to the tower;stone dressings; plaintiled roofs. Square unbuttressed C12 tower with later crenellated parapet with flushwork panels; 2-light west window with Y-tracery, one lancet window on the south face, 2- light Y-tracery bell chamber openings. Internally the east face of the tower has a blocked original window. Nave with C12 core and windows in C15 style, mostly renewed. Good C12 north doorway, now within the vestry: one order of shafts and a semi-circular arch with chevron moulding. Late C19 timber porch. 2-bay chancel, probably C14: one broad lancet window to the north, the other windows and the Priest's doorway all much restored or renewed. Good 4-bay late C15/early C16 hammerbeam nave roof with crenellated wallplate, the wall posts resting on carved timber corbels in the form of heads. 3-bay arched- braced chancel roof, probably similar in date to the nave roof. C15 font bowl with well-preserved carved panels. The nave has 4 good C15 poppyhead benches with carved ends and backs to the seats, and mutilated arm rests. 2 further simpler poppyhead benches in chancel. The chancel stalls incorporate traceried panels, probably from the rood screen. Simple trefoil-headed piscina and drop-seat sedilia in south sanctuary. Effigy brass of William Browne (1587), his wife and their 8 children, remounted on west wall of nave. Graded I for surviving medieval work.

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