Monument record WLG 006 - Church of St Thomas a Becket

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Summary

This church is in the diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, the archdeaconry of Sudbury and the deanery of Lavenham.

Location

Grid reference Centred TL 8781 5934 (100m by 91m)
Map sheet TL85NE
Civil Parish GREAT WHELNETHAM, ST EDMUNDSBURY, SUFFOLK

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Full Description

This church is in the diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, the archdeaconry of Sudbury and the deanery of Lavenham. Status: rectory (S1). The structure is: chancel, nave, S porch, N aisle, N transept, N porch (S2). The chancel is C13 with a late Perpendicular E window and Decorated double and single light windows. It also contains C13 sedilia. The nave is perhaps C13. The nave roof is Decorated. The font is a stone octagon in the Perpendicular style, dating from the C15 and it has an early C18 cover. The pulpit is Stuart, with C16 panels. The N aisle is Decorated and has a two bay arcade. The N transept and N porch are modern. The W tower is down. There is a wooden belfry at the W end of the nave roof - erected in 1749. The S porch is small and wooden and in the Perpendicular style (S2).
In the restoration of 1883 the gallery (singers gallery) was removed, the nave re-benched and an oak reredos and the pulpit erected (S2).
See SCCAS Report 99/32 for measured drawing of S face of the nave (S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> (No record type): SAU, Suffolk Parishes, a guide to their archaeol and hist, 1984-1985, ms.
  • <S2> (No record type): SAU (Atkingson R G), Summary of doc sources for churches in Suff,1986,ms.
  • <S3> Unpublished document: Suffolk County Council Archaeologcial Service. Various. SAU, Gill D, SCCAS Report 99/32, November 1998.

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Record last edited

Oct 20 1986 12:00AM

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