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Description: Church of St Botolph
Date Listed: 16 April 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 224182
OS Grid Reference: TG2860325950
OS Grid Coordinates: 628603, 325950
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7827, 1.3884
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TG 22 NE
4/36 Church of St.Botolph
Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint and stone, slate and lead roofs.
West tower, nave, north and south aisles, south porch and chancel. Embattled
west tower of 4 stages, diagonal buttresses. Building of tower referred to in
in wills from 1460 to 1474. Stone frieze to base carved with emblems of the
Passion. C19 Perpendicular 3-light west window; square ringing-chamber
openings with tracery, under hood moulds; C19 Perpendicular 2-light bell-
openings; C19 battlements with crocketed finials. 4-bay buttressed nave with
diagonal buttresses. 3 C19 2-light Decorated windows to south aisle. Beneath
middle window a memorial tablet of 1748 with cherubs head to top and skull
to apron. North aisle with doorway to first bay, 2 brick Y-tracery windows.
Blind clerestorey. Buttressed chancel of 2 bays with diagonal buttresses,
south wall of knapped flint. Priest's door, now glazed, under 4-centred arch
with hood-mould. C19 east window of 4 -lights. Porch to first south aisle
bay with probably C18 vault. Interior. North and south arcades with octagonal
piers, double chamfered arches. Stone corbels with heads to support roof.
C19 king-post roof. Aisles with arch-braced roofs. Chancel with C19 roof.
Box-pew in chancel. Heavily restored screen with C19 upper parts. C19
parclose screens. Painted arms of Victoria over tower screen. Plaque
recording restoration of 1845 over south door. Octagonal font with 4 lions
to base, 8 panels with alternating rosettes and leaves to bowl.
Listing NGR: TG2860325950
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Source: English Heritage
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