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Description: Church of St Andrew
Date Listed: 5 September 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 226740
OS Grid Reference: TG3278903192
OS Grid Coordinates: 632789, 303192
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5767, 1.4343
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CLAXTON CHURCH LANE
TG 30 SW
2/33 Church of St. Andrew
Parish church. Nave C12 in origin with later fenestration; C16 west tower
and porch; chancel rebuilt C19. Flint and red brick with limestone and brick
dressings. Nave thatched, chancel plain-tiled with crested ridges, porch
pantiled. West tower, nave, chancel, south porch; former north arcade now
blocked to form north wall of nave. Unbuttressed west tower of flint with
red brick dressings. Brick-dressed niches at low level in west, north and
south walls. Sound holes with chamfered brick reveals and drip moulds.
Small single-light west window in chamfered reveal. Offset at cill level
below sound openings. Red brick parapet with bases of corner pinnacles.
Red brick south porch, probably early C16, with four centred entrance arch
on polygonal responds of plastered brick. Niche above arch; gable parapet
with crude square brick finial. Blocked east and west windows. Two 2-light
windows in nave south wall, the eastern window later with a square head and
diagonal tracery, possibly a rebuild. Chancel a rebuild of 1867: shallow
buttresses with stone dressings and weatherings and 2 and 3-light geometrical
windows. North chancel window blind. North wall of nave shows infilling
of former north arcade; one 2-light wooden Y-tracery window set in a brick
surround. Memorial tablet set in centre bay of arcade, inscription not
decipherable. Remains of west wall former north aisle. North doorway with
chamfered reveal. Interior: C14 north arcade now blocked and forming nave
wall; three bays, arches with one plain and one hollow chamfer, octagonal
piers and capitals. Scissor braced nave roof much rebuilt. Tall tower arch,
C14 with double chamfered arch dying into single-chamfered reveal; opening
blocked with small doorway inserted. In the chancel south-east corner, a
reset double piscina of c1300with petalled bowls, central shaft and restored
cusped heads. In the north-east corner a good monument to Sir Henry Gaudy
d.1620. Good font, C15, octagonal. Stem with lions and slim-buttresses,
angel corbels below bowl.
Listing NGR: TG3278903192
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Source: English Heritage
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