Site Event/Activity record ESF22020 - Mettingham Church: Building Survey Report

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Location Mettingham Church
Grid reference Centred TM 3627 8998 (5m by 7m)
Map sheet TM38NE



Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service


Not recorded.



A survey to record the round tower of All Saints church, Mettingham was undertaken as part of project to repair and stabilise the structure. The survey results suggest that the original nave and tower and belfry were constructed in three closely spaced phases in the period between the Norman conquest and c.1200. The church continued to be developed and enlarged throughout the 14th - 16th centuries to arrive at its present form. The fitting of the present bell-frame in the late medieval period required the opening up of the top of the tower to lower the bell frame in before rebuilding the belfry around it. Dendro-chronological analysis is to be undertaken to confirm the date of this event. Project status: Complete Yes, Validated Yes Previous/Future Work: Previous No, Future No Associated Identifiers: Sitecode MTT 044 Project Type: Building Recording Methods and Techniques: 'Photographic Survey', 'Survey/Recording Of Fabric/Structure' Reason for Investigation: Direction from Local Planning Authority - PPG16 Site status: Listed Building Current Land use: Other 2 - In use as a building Monument Type(s)/Period(s): CHURCH Medieval Artefact Type(s)/Period(s): NONE None PROJECT LOCATION Area 250.00 Square metres Grid Reference: TM36288997 Point Height 28.00 - 29.50 metres PROJECT CREATOR(S) Brief originator: Whitworth and Co Partnership Design originator: R Carr Director/Manager: David Gill Supervisor: David Gill DIGITAL ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: 'Survey' Media: 'Images raster / digital photography', 'Survey', 'Text' PAPER ARCHIVE Recipient: Suffolk County SMR Contents: 'none' Media: 'Correspondence', 'Drawing', 'Map', 'Photograph', 'Report' BIBLIOGRAPHY Publication Type: Grey literature (unpublished document/manuscript) Title: The Church of All Saints, Mettingham, MTT 044 Author(s)/Editor(s): Gill, D Other Bibliographic Details: 2008/193 Date: 2008 Issuer/Publisher: Suffolk Archaeology Service, SCC Place of Issue or Publication: Shire Hall, Bury St Edmunds Description: A4 Spiral bound.

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <S1> Unpublished document: Gill D. 2008. The Church of All Saints, Mettingham: A report on the tower recording.

Related Monuments/Buildings (2)

  • All Saints Church Tower, Mettingham (Building)
  • Church of All Saints (Monument)

Record last edited

Jun 17 2013 10:01AM

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