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Description: Church of St Ethelbert
Date Listed: 16 July 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 219879
OS Grid Reference: TL9822789740
OS Grid Coordinates: 598227, 289740
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4696, 0.9169
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TL 98 NE
6/50 Church of St Ethelbert
Parish church. C12, C14 and C15. Flint with ashlar quoins and tiled roof.
South aisle, nave, chancel, west tower. South aisle C14. Angle buttresses
with gablets. Parapets to gable ends with fragments of crosses at ridge.
Continuous string course interrupted by porch. West and south windows contain
2-light lozenge tracery. 3-light east window of cusped intersecting ogee
type. Chancel has 2 2-light Y windows to north and south. Priest's door
in south wall. 3-light east window of C19 in late Geometric style. 4
buttresses to north nave wall (no aisle) of one set-off; 2 western incorporated
into C19 vestry. 2 good 2-light Perpendicular windows with hood moulds. Tower
of 4 stages with angle buttresses and flushwork. 2 lower set-offs. Stair
to north-west with slit lights. Elaborate 2-light Perpendicular windows to
belfry on all sides, all C15. South porch rebuilt 1898. C12 south door of
very high quality. 2 orders of shafts of diamond stud and scroll-twist
decoration. Billet studding between shafts. Foliated rings. Volute capitals
and 2 arch rolls with elaborate billet and diamond frieze. Interior has 3
bay arcade to south aisle with octagonal piers on bell moulded bases and
moulded capitals. Double chamfered arches. Piscina and sedilia in aisle of
C14, and similar double sedilia in chancel. C14 square block font. C19
timber roof throughout.
Listing NGR: TL9822789740
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Source: English Heritage
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