Monument record RMS 004 - Church of All Saints (Med)

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Summary

This church lies within the diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, the archdeaconry of Ipswich and the deanery of Woodbridge.

Location

Grid reference Centred TM 307 421 (69m by 42m) (Centred on)
Map sheet TM34SW
Civil Parish RAMSHOLT, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

This church lies within the diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, the archdeaconry of Ipswich and the deanery of Woodbridge. It has the status of a perpetual curacy (S1).
The structure is: chancel, nave, S porch, round W tower (S1). The tower of the church is Norman and round, although the later buttresses (S2), which are N, S and due W, give it the appearance of an oval shape (S3). A good deal of septaria was used in its construction and it is entered by a simple Norman door from the nave at the W end. The parapet is modern. The font has an octagonal C15 bowl with simple quatrefoil panels; the shaft might be that of an earlier Norman font (S3). The nave and chancel have been rendered. The nave N doorway and chancel S doorway date from circa 1300. The pulpit is an early C19 two-decker (S2) and the church contains early C19 box pews as well (S3). A simple C17 holy table and chest remain and a late C14 piscina is flanked by a dropped window sill sedilia, unusual only in that the splayed jambs are squared for a height of 26 inches above the seat (S3). Photograph of round tower of Ramsholt Church in Basil Brown archive (S4).

Sources/Archives (6)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU, Suffolk Parishes, a guide to their archaeol and hist, 1984-1985, ms.
  • <M1> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Basil Brown archive: volume.
  • <S2> Bibliographic reference: Pevsner N & Radcliffe E. 1974. The Buildings of England: Suffolk. Pevsner N, The buildings of England - Suffolk, Harmondsworth, 1974, 397.
  • <S3> (No record type): Munro Cautley H, Suffolk Churches, Ipswich 1975 (4th rev edit), 339.
  • <S4> Unpublished document: Basil Brown. Basil Brown Archive. Brown B, XC, BJJ 10.
  • <S5> Photograph: Norfolk Landscape Archaeology. Norfolk Landscape Archaeology Air Photography. NAU AP TM308 420, JGB 16. 20.7.1992 & JGB 15 & J661.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Mar 4 2015 11:24AM

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