Monday, 7 November 2011

Great Cornard, Suffolk

I'd say that technically Great Cornard is a suburb of Sudbury rather than a village in its own right nowadays and that St Andrew is a very Essex style of church - not without some merit but, to be honest, not to my taste.

To my mind the best parts were a surviving poppy head, the rood screen dado and the south aisle window.

The village near which Gainsborough painted Cornard Wood is now more or less a suburb of Sudbury.

ST ANDREW. Flint. C14 W tower. It has diagonally placed niches l. and r. of the W window and carries a shingled spire. C16 brick stair-turret. The S aisle is of 1887. Low N arcade with piers of Sudbury type. - FONT. Simple, octagonal, Perp. - WALL PAINTINGS. Framed texts on the N aisle wall; Elizabethan. - PLATE. Paten 1710.


Rood remnants (1)

SE Aisle window (2)

Oddly Mee has no record of Great Cornard, although he does cover Little Cornard.


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