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Description: Church of St Matthew
Date Listed: 30 June 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 197921
OS Grid Reference: TF4786921204
OS Grid Coordinates: 547869, 321204
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7682, 0.1903
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SUTTON BRIDGE BRIDGE ROAD
TF 42 SE
5/75 Church of
Parish church. 1843. Knapped flint with ashlar dressings, some
brick. Slate roofs with ashlar coped gables, ridge finials to
porches and east chancel. Ashlar and brick plinth. Ashlar
quoins. Tower, nave, aisles, north and south porches and
chancel. Tower of 3 stages, the top stage set back, with bands.
Ashlar parapet and diagonal buttresses. The tower is topped with
a small square stair turret with ashlar parapet. West moulded
arched doorway with hood mould and label stops. Above, to west,
north and south sides are single pointed arched lights with flush
ashlar quoin surrounds and continuous sill bands. Above, to the
west side is a single lozenge ashlar panel with incised cross, to
south and north sides are single clock faces. 4 arched bell
chamber openings each with 3 pointed arched lights, hood mould
and label stops. The stair turret with doorway with plank door
to south side and single pointed arched lights with flush ashlar
quoin surrounds and continuous sill bands to west, north and
east sides. West wall of north aisle with single arched window
with 3 pointed arched lights, hood mould and label stops.
Continuous sill band extending to the north and east walls and
broken by the porch. The south wall with single arched window
with 2 arched and cusped lights surmounted by single quatrefoil
in roundel, hood mould and label stops. To the left is the
gabled porch with moulded arched entrance, hood mould and label
stops. Side walls with single arched lights with hood moulds and
label stops. Inner moulded arched doorway with hood mould and
label stops. To the left are 2 similar 2 light windows with hood
moulds and in the east wall of the aisle a single similar window
and hood mould. Clerestory with 4 similar smaller 2 light
windows. North chancel with single large arched window with 2
arched and cusped lights above and below a single transom and
surmounted by single quatrefoil in roundel, hood mould and label
stops. Diagonal buttressed east chancel with large arched 3
light window with cusped panel tracery, hood mould, label stops
and continuous sill band. The south side of the church
corresponds to the north side. Interior. 4 bay nave arcades
with octagonal piers and chamfered arches. Chamfered tower and
chancel arches. C19 reredos and decorative font. C19 roofs
decorated with open tracery.
Listing NGR: TF4786921204
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Source: English Heritage
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