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Dennington


Anyone from here? A large church adorns the village

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The Church of St Mary is Grade I listed, the other listed buildings are here

http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/england/suffolk/dennington



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On one of my trips to Dennington I made a few notes together with those of the church booklet of St Mary's, my visit was 20th February 1999, I have been back several times since

  • It is always difficult to define some of Suffolk's great churches but this one has got to be one of them
  • There is some small amounts of 12c stonework
  • 14c the Chancel, Nave and Tower were built
  • Staircase Turret to the Tower at 82' high
  • The West Doorway contain medieval doors [just imagine the princes and paupers who have walked through these
  • Length of church is 130'
  • The Nave roof was constructed c1430 !
  • Six bells with the tenor weighing in at 19cwt
  • The font is from the 14c
  • The font cover is 15c
  • Royal Arms of George III dd 1785
  • The Parclose Screens are the originals [excepting the paintwork] and can be dd to c1450
  • Bench ends are all different carvings and some of the best in Suffolk
  • Imagine a wood craftsman knowing about a mythological creature such as a Sciapod when being carved in the 15c
  • The Pulpit dates from 1628
  • Iron bound chest of the 14c
  • A 14c Stone Coffin Lid can be found in the aisle floor
  • The Bardolph Tomb is regarded as one of the best carved pieces of alabaster in the county http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Phelip,_6th_Baron_Bardolf
  • 14c Peter's Pence Box
  • Hanging Pyx over the Altar dates from 1500 and is very rare

 



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Dennington from Google Earth

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=felixstowe&hl=en&ll=52.254091,1.344194&spn=0.005635,0.02105&gl=uk&t=h&z=16&vpsrc=6



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