Monument record EBG 014 - Church of St Mary the Virgin
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|Grid reference||Centred TM 0705 3445 (83m by 69m) (Centred on)|
|Civil Parish||EAST BERGHOLT, BABERGH, SUFFOLK|
Type and Period (4)
A church is listed in East Bergholt in the Domesday survey. A second church is also documented for East Bergholt and is thought to be located in Shotley (S3).
Church of St. Mary: Perpendicular. W tower (not completed) & brick gable to E crowned by C18 cupola. Also chancel, side chapels, nave, clerestory, aisles, S porch with upper storey. Church partly flint and partly brick. W tower was begun in 1525 with stone base with quatrefoil frieze and a passage through S aisle of coursed flint. A new aisle is mentioned in a document of 1442-3. Battlements decorated with many shields, two storeyed S porch. Polygonal turret in the W angle between porch and aisle. N aisle mainly brick with polygonal turret at E end. Ornate N doorway with canopied niches with shields for decoration. Interior with 5-bay arcades, two centred arches. Med wooden bell cage in churchyard. One storeyed with steep pyramid roof with louvred top. Remains of tomb low down in N chancel aisle. Camels are chief feature (S1)(S2).
Scarfe records this as a possible Domesday Minster (S3).
- <S1> SSF16083 Bibliographic reference: Pevsner N & Radcliffe E. 1974. The Buildings of England: Suffolk. 195-6..
- <S2> SSF3293 Bibliographic reference: Cautley H M. 1975. Suffolk Churches. 224..
- <S3> SSF50087 Bibliographic reference: Dymond D and Martin E. 1999. An Historical Atlas of Suffolk (revised edition). Scarfe N, 'Domesday Churches', 1999, 3rd ed, map 21.
- <S4> SSF50094 Bibliographic reference: Miscellaneous Bibliographic reference. Anon, Church Guide, The parish church of St Mary-the-Virgin, East Bergholt, Undtd.
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Record last edited
Sep 18 2006 11:59AM