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Description: Church of St Wandregelius
Date Listed: 26 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 227139
OS Grid Reference: TG2585904964
OS Grid Coordinates: 625859, 304964
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5955, 1.3334
There is also a scheduled monument, Remains of Medieval Settlement 380m South of Park Farm, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
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TG 20 SE
Church of St.
Parish church. Early C14 west tower, repaired early C16 and restored 1868.
Remainder of church 1868. Flint with ashlar dressings and some brick. Plain
tile roofs. West tower, nave, continuous chancel and transepts. Square
unbuttressed 2 stage tower. C19 2-light Flowing west window. Ogeed lancets
to belfry. Crenellated brick parapet. Polygonal stair turret to south-east
corner with brick quoins. Gabled south porch with double chamfered entrance
arch and large kneelers. 2 trefoiled lancets to nave walls and one double
lancet. Gabled north vestry in position of north door. 2-light Flowing north
window. Gabled south transept lit through a 2-light Perpendicular south
window below a cusped triangular window. North transept is similar except
an arched door replaces the principal window. 3-light Perpendicular east
window. Interior. Tall chamfered tower opening with double chamfered
stilted arch. Plain C19 octagonal font. 1868 nave roof of one tier butt
purlins, collars and ridge piece. C19 screen of 2 bays right and left of
central opening. Much cusped tracery in head. Quadripartite timber roof over
transeptal chapel space before altar (reminiscent of that by S.S. Teulon at
Brettenham, Norfolk, 1852). Fine Renaissance monument to Edward Ward 1583
: Ionic pilasters support pediment above strapwork frieze. Within pediment
a coat of arms. Below frieze is a shallow 4-centred arch defining central
panel between pilasters and within this is relief depiction of Edward Ward
and wife kneeling at prayer desk. Behind Ward are 9 sons, behind wife are
3 daughters. Plinth of monument with strapwork decoration. Wall monument
to Sir Randall Ward 1762 of stone and marble : 2 almost free-standing weeping
cherubs flank inscription panel. Achievement in apron. Above is open
pediment. Wall monument to Sir Edward Ward 1742 : 2 marble Corinthian columns
support broken segmental pediment and frame inscription panel. In apron are
3 putti heads. Signed by Robert Page. Obelisk monument to Susan, Countess
Rosebery 1771 : marble obelisk above stone sarcophagus. Plain.
Listing NGR: TG2585904964
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