All Saints' Church, Sudbury :: Shared Description

The Domesday Book of 1086 records that there was a church at Sudbury. This was most likely a wooden building, very possibly on the same site as the present building, and could have been of Saxon foundation. This building is believed to have been replaced by a stone building in Norman times. There are traces of Norman style work in the South doorway with its semi-circular head and plain mouldings, and also in the small window high up over the door leading to the Vestry, but both these features have been substantially restored, if not completely replaced in later years. There is some evidence of Norman times in the rubble stone work in the Chancel south wall nearest the Nave.

The appearance of the double chamfered arches on either side of the central aisle suggests that the church was rebuilt ca1300. The pitch of the Nave roof was lowered to accommodate the clerestory windows ca 1400 whilst some 200 years later, at around the time of the building of Sudbury Hall Link , the South porch was built and a balustrade parapet was added to the tower.

The church was extensively restored 1872-5. It is a grade II* listed building (English Heritage Building ID: 416704 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings).
by David Dixon
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SK1532 : The Parish Church of All Saints, Sudbury by David Dixon
SK1532 : All Saints' Church, Evacuee Window by David Dixon
SK1532 : The Vernon Chapel, All Saints' Church by David Dixon
SK1532 : Sudbury All Saints' Church (interior) by David Dixon
SK1532 : Stained Glass Window, St Cecilia and St Margaret, All Saints' Church by David Dixon
SK1532 : Sudbury Parish Church by David Dixon
SK1532 : Stained Glass Window, St Timothy, St Paul and St Barnabas, All Saints' Church by David Dixon
SK1532 : All Saints' Parish Church, Sudbury by David Dixon
SK1532 : Altar and Reredos, All Saints' Church by David Dixon
SK1532 : Stained Glass Window Detail, All Saints' Church by David Dixon
SK1532 : Memorial in All Saints' Church by David Dixon
SK1532 : Vernon Memorial (Close-Up) by David Dixon
SK1532 : The Chancel, All Saints' Church by David Dixon
SK1532 : Parish Church of All Saints, The Font by David Dixon
SK1532 : Stained Glass Window in All Saints' Church by David Dixon
SK1532 : All Saints' Church Nameboard by David Dixon


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Created: Tue, 22 Sep 2015, Updated: Sun, 4 Oct 2015

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