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Description: Church of St Andrew
Date Listed: 4 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 224076
OS Grid Reference: TG1417433322
OS Grid Coordinates: 614174, 333322
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8548, 1.1796
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TG 13 SW
7/56 Church of St. Andrew
Parish church. Medieval. Heavily restored: chancel 1878/79, nave and porch
1895/96. Rendered flint and iron conglomerate, plain tile roof with fish
scale bands. West tower, nave, chancel, south porch, C19 north vestry.
Tower in 3 stages: galletted knapped flint with stone dressings: embattled
parapet with gargoyle; string course above and below bell stage; 3-stepped
diagonal buttresses with wide C15 stone plinth; bell openings and west
window, renewed 1895, of 2-cusped lights under an octofoil; part of low
segmental or 4-centred arch in brick to north. South porch restored 1896;
chamfered arch with roll mouldings under a hood mould, shafts lost; a
cinquefoil headed light, probably C15, each side; south doorway renewed,
chamfered jambs, double hollow chamfered arch under hood mould with figure
stops, that to right hand side renewed. North doorway boarded over. Nave
windows enlarged and renewed: south side one 3-light and one 2-light, north
side one 2-light, all with panel tracery under square heads. 2 stepped side
buttresses with flushwork. Chancel: knapped flint on older base; small
central door; 2 C19 2-light windows; diagonal buttresses of pebble flint,
C19; east gable of knapped flint; east window of 3 ogee headed lights with
panel tracery. Interior: nave roof of 1895, scissor braced, very large
castellated tie beams and wall plates; chancel roof of 1879 has arch braced
collars; chancel arch continuous double chamfer. Slender polygonal shafts
and moulded jambs to double chamfered tower arch. Plain stoup recess by
south door; plain octagonal font on fat octagonal stem, C15. Medieval glass
fragments in west window. Narrow ledged and battened door to tower stair.
Poppy head bench ends, one incorporating a lady's head, c1470, cut down and
affixed to C19 pews. One box pew, dated 1640, enlarged 1867, has cockshead
hinges, premonitary inscription and finial to corner post in the form of a
carved upright shrouded skeleton holding an hour glass and scythe.
Listing NGR: TG1417433322
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