Monument record WSW 039 - Parish church of St Mary

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The medeival parish church of St Mary, West Stow. Extensively restored in the late 19th century.


Grid reference Centred TL 819 705 (96m by 79m)
Map sheet TL87SW


Type and Period (2)

Full Description

St Mary's, West Stow. Nave and chancel Decorated, 4-light reticulated east window. Perpendicular nave north windows & west tower. Piscina in the angle of the south-east window which is elaborately crocketed and finialled, and the nave south lancet and south doorway (S1).

The church was extensively restored circa 1878 by the Rev. E.R. Benyon (S2: Information derived from NRHE to HER prototype website).

A church is recorded at West Stow in Domesday Book. Note Saxon pottery to SE - WSW 038.

The churchyard is shown as larger and roughly triangular on a map of 1815 (S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner N & Radcliffe E. 1974. The Buildings of England: Suffolk. 481-2.
  • <S2> Unpublished document: Department of the Environment. 1984. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. DOE (HHR) District of ST Edmundsbury, Suffolk, 1984, 33..
  • <S3> (No record type): Suffolk Record Office, Bury, FL 648/13/2.

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Record last edited

Sep 2 2016 2:55PM

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