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Church of St Andrew, Cavenham

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 May 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 275753

OS Grid Reference: TL7636069682
OS Grid Coordinates: 576360, 269682
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2970, 0.5848

Locality: Cavenham
Local Authority: Forest Heath District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP28 6DA

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Listing Text


7/12 Church of St. Andrew
- II*

Church, mediaeval, restored 1870. Nave, chancel, west tower and south porch.
Flint rubble, with areas of plaster-work; limestone dressings. Plaintiled
roofs (the tower roof is flat behind crenellated parapets). Parapet gables;
the kneeler stones at 2 south corners of nave have figure-carving, and on the
north dog-tooth, all of C13. Early C13 walling to chancel, with 2 lancets and
a 3rd blocked; hood-moulded priests doorway. Various alterations throughout
C14. In south chancel wall is an early C14 low-side window, containing border
glass and the inscription: "PRIEZ POR ADAM LA VICAR". 2 similar windows in
nave. Small unbuttressed tower, perhaps of early C14; foundations and gable-
weathering survive from a cell at the west end, perhaps a porch with room
above; it was demolished by C18. The tower has lion-head gargoyles and
restored 2-light belfry openings. A plain C14 west doorway with sub-mediaeval
oak-mullioned window above. A mid C14 chancel window has dropped-cill sedila
and a linked piscina with crocketed pediment and corner shaft. Opposite is a
little reliquary recess. Several C14 windows, some with good but decaying
clunch tracery. Simple late C14 north and south doorways, and south porch with
pilastered doorway. Late C14 chancel arch, with much-altered screen; painted
boarded lower panels; the upper tracery renewed C16, and the strapwork central
drop-tracery early C17. Octagonal limestone font, perhaps late C14, with
circular bowl. Plain C17 octagonal pulpit. A C15 figure wall-painting on the
north wall. In the chancel a wall-tablet to William Webb, d. 1754. In the
nave, a floor brass to John Symunt,d. 1588. Flanking the east window of 1870
are 2 panels of c.1800 with painted Ten Commandments.

Listing NGR: TL7636069682

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Source: English Heritage

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