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© Mr William Bear

IoE Number: 405589
Location: CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS, CHURCH ROAD (south side)
  GREAT GLEMHAM, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK
Photographer: Mr William Bear
Date Photographed: 16 December 2004
Date listed: 07 December 1966
Date of last amendment: 07 December 1966
Grade I

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TM 36 SWGT. GLEMHAMCHURCH ROAD (south side)1/59Church of All Saints7.12.66

TM 36 SW GT. GLEMHAM CHURCH ROAD (south side) 1/59 Church of All Saints 7.12.66 GV I Parish Church. Nave, chancel, south aisle, west tower, north porch. Mostly random flint with stone dressings, plastered walls to nave and chancel; slated roof to nave and chancel, lead roof to south aisle, plaintiles with crest tiles to porch. C15 square tower: 4 stages, west face with diagonal buttresses with flushwork decoration, the north west buttress with an empty niche in the lower stage; crenellated parapet with flushwork in panels; below parapet a string course with gargoyles to each face and smaller stone carvings. 2-light bell chamber openings. Above the west window is an empty niche, trefoil- headed, square hoodmould with carved shields in spandrels. One-armed clock face to south face of tower (installed 1770, restored). C15 nave, 2 renewed windows in north wall. C15 porch: flushwork to buttresses and plinth; above the doorway is a niche with ogee arch and 2 stone shields; original wooden roof with carved wall plates. To the right of the nave doorway is a trefoil-headed stoup. C15 south aisle, pulled down and rebuilt in 1850's. Chancel with one broad lancet window and one Y traceried window to north and south (all much renewed but suggesting an early C14 date); south wall with early C16 Priest's doorway in brick; C15 3-light east window. The chancel was restored in 1878. Very fine 8 bay arch-braced nave roof, re-framed in C19 but largely original: carved wall plates, carved angels (renewed) to bases of wall plates, bosses to the main intersections with pendant bosses along ridge; further east-west arch braces between principals along the ridge and between the wall posts. 3 bay arcade to south aisle, circular piers. Late C15 octagonal font carved with the Seven Sacraments, the panels having a rayed background; square stem and octagonal base, both carved. Arched entrance to rood loft stairs in north nave wall, the arch head with fleurons and traces of original colouring. Plain C13 piscina and a dropped seat sedilia in south chancel wall. Fragments of old stained glass in each chancel window. East window dated 1915, to memory of 3rd Earl of Cranbrook. Graded I for surviving medieval work.

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