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IoE Number: 286100
Photographer: Mr Peter Waller
Date Photographed: 30 May 2002
Date listed: 07 December 1966
Date of last amendment: 07 December 1966
Grade I

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TM 37 SWHUNTINGFIELD5/81Church of St. Mary7.12.66

TM 37 SW HUNTINGFIELD 5/81 Church of St. Mary 7.12.66 - I Parish church. Medieval, restored 1858-9 and 1896-1906. Nave, chancel, north and south aisles, west tower, south porch, north chapel (now the vestry). Random flint and stone rubble with remains of old plasterwork; stone dressings; plaintiled roofs. C15 tower with 3-stage diagonal buttresses to the west face, both the buttresses and crenellated parapet with flushwork decoration; 2-light west window, 2-light bell chamber openings. 3-bay north and south aisles; the south aisle is early C16 and has 2 square-headed 2-light windows with brick surrounds; the north aisle has 3 2-light windows renewed in C19. The south nave has 5 small clerestory windows. Good C15 porch with flushwork to the plinth and 3 tiers of flushwork panels to the facade; stone parapet with wavy tracery and original pinnacles; entrance arch with carved spandrels and niche above. C13-C14 chancel: to the south there are 2 2-light C19 windows in Decorated style and a Priest's doorway; 3-light east window. To the north of the chancel is a late C18 mortuary chapel of the Vanneck family: red brick, with a parapet of pierced stone tracery. 3-bay aisle arcades, that to the north remodelled, probably in C18; high in the north wall of the nave is a C12 window opening. Arched-braced nave roof; chancel roof with alternate hammerbeams and arched braces: both are probably C15 and were elaborately painted in mid C19 by Mrs. Holland, the wife of a former rector. C15 carved octagonal font in a very good state of preservation; late C19 tall canopied font cover. In the north chancel is a tomb chest within the arch of an Easter sepulchre: on the marble slab is a brass inscription to John Paston (d.1575); within the arch are faint traces of a wall painting. Monument to Anne, daughter of John Moulton, Esq. (d.1595) on north chancel wall; C17 wall monument on south chancel wall. Hatchment of Joshua Vanneck, 2nd Baron Huntingfield (d.1844) in north aisle. The east window of the south aisle has fragments of C15 glass. Graded I for surviving medieval work.

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