Monument record BDG 029 - Church of St John the Baptist

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Summary

A church and 60 acres, 1 plough, is recorded at Badingham in the Domesday Survey of 1086.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 3055 6831 (142m by 146m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM36NW
Civil Parish BADINGHAM, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

A church and 60 acres, 1 plough, is recorded at Badingham in the Domesday Survey of 1086.
Church of St John the Baptist. Consists of chancel, vestry, nave, S porch, W tower. Remains of Norman church seen at SW and NW corners of church. Stone and flint panelled S porch [there is also evidence of a former N Porch which has now gone]. Main structure C13 including nave with single hammer- beam and arch- braced collar roof with traceried spandrills. Nave floor rises 25" from W to E. Early C15 altar tomb with canopy. Five Med benches remain. Porch of 1482. C14/C15 window insertions. Visited by Dowsing in 1644. 1879/90 restorations, including rebuilding of chancel and restoration of tower and porch. Details in (S1)-(S3).
Note: a significant amount of architectural fragments, including some window tracery likely to be of 14th date, possibly from the 19th century restorations (or the lost N porch), survive at Twin Oak Farm about 1km to the NE (see BDG Misc).
Medieval brass spur, minus rowel, from Badingham churchyard - see BDG Misc.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Cautley H M. 1975. Suffolk Churches. 219.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner N & Radcliffe E. 1974. The Buildings of England: Suffolk. 80.
  • <S3> (No record type): Goult W, A Survey of Suffolk Parish History: E Suffolk, A-H, 1990.

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Record last edited

Jun 15 2012 3:57PM

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