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Description: Church of St Andrew
Date Listed: 15 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 221907
OS Grid Reference: TF7925824149
OS Grid Coordinates: 579258, 324149
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7851, 0.6567
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LITTLE MASSINGHAM CHURCH LANE (northside)
TF 72 SE
3/39 Church of St. Andrew.
Parish Church. C14, C15. Flint rubble, dressings of squared and knapped flint,
stone, red brick and red clunch. C20 machine pantiled nave roof, leaded aisles
and chancel, west,tower, south porch, 3 bay nave and clerestorey, north and
south aisle, 2 bay chancel. Decorated 3 stage west tower has stone plinth and
4 stage set off angle buttresses on west face only. 2-light Decorated west,
and 4 2-light Decorated belfry windows. Brick battlemented paraper. Semi-
octagonal south tower stacks with red brick quoined angles, some diapering.
Fine Perpendicular south porch has moulded Perpendicular outer arch, flushwork
panelling, angle buttresses and finial spirelets. 2-light straight headed north
and south windows, low pitched roof. South aisle has one 3-light and 2 south
2-light Perpendicular windows, one east Decorated 3-light window. North aisle
has one west, 2 north and one east 2-light Perpendicular windows. Perpendicular
north door. Clerestorey with red chalk rubble has 3 2-light straight headed
Perpendicular windows. 2 bay chancel has 2 2-light Decorated south windows,
one 3-light Recticulated tracery east window. 2 massive east gable buttresses
with set offs. High Victorian north vestry with distinctive north-west buttress
stack, presumably by Thomas Jelkyll, c.1857. Interior: south porch door,
Decorated with moulded arch and label stop with 2 carved heads. 3 bay north
and south arcades with octagonal piers with bases and capitals, double hollow
chamfered arches with labels and stops. Fine arched braced Perpendicular nave
roof, 6 arch braced trusses on single hammerbeams with upper collars, moulded
through purlins and ridge. Cornice hammberbeams and collars with upper
brattishing, bosses at junctions or principals. Similar 3 bay chancel roof,
with boarding. C19 aisle roofs. Decorated tower arch, Perpendicular chancel
arch. Table tomb of Sir John L'Estrange, obit 1517, removed into tower 1857,
with matrices of coats of arms. South aisle has ogee piscina, H;agioscope squint
into chancel. Against chancel arch mid C17 classical wall tablet to Sir Charles
Mordaunt, Jaisle Mack obit 1648 tablet of 1783, still Rococo. High Victorian
pulpit, 1857, by Jeckyll. High Victorian benches and chancel furniture. C14
angle piscina and arched aumbry in east wall. Carved reredos 1907. Arcade stone
Breseton family monument 1907 sills High Victorian in style.
Listing NGR: TF7925824149
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Source: English Heritage
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