Description: Church of St Bartholomew
Date Listed: 23 January 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 276496
OS Grid Reference: TL9596941680
OS Grid Coordinates: 595969, 241680
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0389, 0.8559
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GROTON CHURCH STREET
TL 9541 59/348 23.1.58
A C15 flint building with stone dressings. The lower part of the west
tower is C13. Restored in the C19 and C20. The west tower has diagonal
buttresses and a castellated parpaet with flint panel work. The nave,
aisles and south porch have castellated parapets. The main historical
interest lies in its connection with the Winthrop family of which John
Winthrop (d 1649) was the leader of the Puritan emigration to New England
in 1630. He founded the city of Boston and was the first governor of
the state of Massachusetts, USA. Graded for its historical interest.
Listing NGR: TL9596941680
Source: English Heritage
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