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St Mary's parish church seen from the southwest
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Ashby is a hamlet in Somerleyton, Ashby and Herringfleet civil parish, in the Waveney district, in the county of Suffolk, England, about 5 1⁄2 miles (9 km) northwest of Lowestoft. The hamlet is near the county boundary with Norfolk and about 5 1⁄2 miles (9 km) south-southwest of Great Yarmouth.
The Church of England parish church of St Mary is about 1⁄2 mile (800 m) south of the hamlet. The church is built of local flint, with a small amount of red brick for quoins and repairs. The roof of the nave and chancel is thatched.
The oldest part of the building is the Purbeck Marble Norman baptismal font, which is 12th- or 13th-century. The nave and chancel of the church are 13th-century. The church has an octagonal west tower that was rebuilt probably early in the 16th century. The church is a Grade I listed building.
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- Pevsner, Nikolaus; Radcliffe, Enid (revision) (1974) . Suffolk. The Buildings of England. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. p. 77. ISBN 0-14-071020-5.
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