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Description: Church of St Andrew
Date Listed: 5 September 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 227127
OS Grid Reference: TM3978896399
OS Grid Coordinates: 639788, 296399
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5127, 1.5324
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RAVENINGHAM RAVENINGHAM PARK
TM 39 NE
6/125 Church of St. Andrew
Parish church. Tower C12 with C13 top; C15 nave, C14 chancel. Flint with
limestone dressings, the walls almost entirely rendered over. Slate roofs.
West tower, nave, north aisle, chancel, vestry, south porch. C12 round base
to west tower with C13 octagonal bell stage. Lancet openings in SW, SE, NW
and NE faces. Double-stepped castellated parapet with corner pinnacles and
flushwork panels, C15. C15 south porch with moulded kneelers to gable
parapet. Details of entrance arch obscured by later render. Very fine C12
ironwork on south door in the form of foliated crosses. Restored 2-light
high level nave window above porch. Nave fenestration C15: tall 2 and 3-
light windows with pointed segmental arches with stilted hoodmoulds. Chancel
c.1300 with blocked lancet at south-west corner and blocked priests door with
raised cill. Blocked 2-light Y tracery window and renewed tall lancet at
south-east corner, flanked by massive raking buttresses. East window of three
lights with cusped Y tracery. North wall of chancel has one blocked lancet
flanked by raking buttresses. C19 flint vestry in angle of chancel/north
aisle; 2-light square headed windows to east and north. Octagonal red brick
chimney stack at junction of nave and aisle. North wall of aisle has three
2-light windows, much patched and renewed, but probably C14. Blocked north
doorway. Nave clerestorey of three bays with square headed 2-light windows
arranged in pairs. 2-light west window to aisle with cusped Y tracery.
Interior: nave and chancel roofs renewed, C19 or C20. North arcade of four
bays with double chamfered arches and octagonal piers. Wide semi-circular
chancel arch with double chamfer and polygonal responds. Splayed reveals
to clerestorey window. Elaborate early C19 arcading in chancel, echoing the
early C14 tomb recess in the centre of the south wall: a cusped and pointed
trefoil in the spandrel. Within the recess, a memorial slab to Roger Castell
(d.1708) in the chancel floor, many memorial slabs to the Bacon and Castell
families including brasses to Margaret Castyll (d.1483) and John Castle
(d.1593) and his wife Francis (d.1614). C17 and C18 slabs in nave floor.
C14 piscina with petalled bowl in south wall of chancel. Stone coffin slab
set in east wall of north aisle. Large free standing monument at south-west
corner of nave to Edward Hodge (d.1815): square base surmounted by urn, all
in white marble. Font C15, octagonal with four lions around the stem, and
four figures and the signs of the Evangelists around the bowl.
Listing NGR: TM3978896399
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Source: English Heritage
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