Benacre: St Michael

Benacre: St Michael
Record Type:
Closed Church
Church code:
St.Edmundsbury & Ipswich
Closed or Unattached Church
Not Applicable

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is not a Listed Building
Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

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Conservation Area

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Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Heritage at Risk Register

Approximate Date

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Exterior Image

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Summary Description

The tower is fourteenth-century and the nave has a fifteenth-century north doorway. By 1768, however, the roof was ruinous and the floor below the level of the churchyard. The parish wished to raise the roof and re-pave the church at a higher level, and these works were carried out under a faculty dated 25th May 1768, which allowed the sale of three bells to raise money for the repairs. The work was done and the south porch built in 1769, at the expense of Sir Thomas Gooch.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is closed for worship.
Date closed for worship:
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Church Website

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Sources and Further Information

James Miles (2018) Closed Churches [Digital Archive/Data]