Monument record PSG 003 - St Mary's Church

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Church recorded as having elements of late Anglo Saxon construction. 19th Century restoration has destroyed all trace of earlier work. A mainly 13th and 14th century church of random flint with stone dressings, but with remains of 12th century work, including a fine South doorway with one order of shafts and scalloped capitals and a semi-circular tympanum carved in an interlacing pattern with stars and rosets; the jambs of the North door and a slit window in the North wall of the nave. The chancel has late 13th century windows.


Grid reference Centred TL 7696 4817 (72m by 58m)
Map sheet TL74NE


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

St Mary's Church (Vicarage).
Norman nave; late C13 chancel and W tower; Perpendicular S porch. Domesday Book: Lands of Ralph Baignard: Poslingewrda - a church with 40 acres (S1). Further details in (S2)(S3). Heavily restored 1882-1883. Drawings of pre & post restoration in parish file (S4).
August 1991: Examination of re-used C13 (Early English) stone window/door jambs built into quoins of SE tower buttress. Details in (S5).

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: copy (S4).
  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: 1911. Victoria County History, Suffolk (VCH). 550.
  • <S2> (No record type): Jarvis, H.. Jarvis Rev H, `Poslingford Church', PSIA, 8, 1893, (2), 241-256, ill.
  • <S3> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner N & Radcliffe E. 1974. The Buildings of England: Suffolk. 396.
  • <S4> (No record type): Colpoys A A G, `Drawings of Poslingford Church, Suffolk', circa 1880.
  • <S5> (No record type): SAU, Carr R D, field report, letter & drawings, August 1991.
  • <S6> Digital archive: Historic England. National Record Of the Historic Environment.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Oct 12 2021 11:45AM

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