Monument record COM 012 - Church of St Mary

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Summary

Church of St Mary - C14.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 0512 5696 (114m by 111m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM05NE
Civil Parish COMBS, MID SUFFOLK, SUFFOLK

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Type and Period (5)

Full Description

Church of St Mary - C14. Big Decorated W tower with N & S archways, no W entrance. Archways have 3 continuous chamfers, flushwork only at base. Bell-openings are Perpendicular. Decorated chancel with 2 ogee-arched niches. Circular window on S side, not quatrefoiled but has 4-petal motif. Sedilia & piscina are mostly result of restoration. Later brick S porch, 6 bay arcade with octagonal piers & double-chamfered arches, font C14, N & S chapels. Main entrance via badly treated C14 wooden porch retaining original 2 piece jambs & arch (S1)(S2). Adjoins Combs Hall - COM 009. 1995: Small pit for melting window lead exposed when floor removed to build kitchen in NW corner N aisle (S3).

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <S1> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner N & Radcliffe E. 1974. The Buildings of England: Suffolk. 173-4.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Suffolk Archaeological Service. Parish file. Parish file: (S3).
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Cautley H M. 1975. Suffolk Churches. 255.
  • <S3> (No record type): SAU, Carr R D, field report, June 1995.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Related Events/Activities (1)

Record last edited

Mar 6 2012 11:11AM

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