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Church of St Andrew, Great Finborough

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279887

OS Grid Reference: TM0135857942
OS Grid Coordinates: 601358, 257942
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1830, 0.9439

Location: Church Road, Great Finborough, Suffolk IP14 3AD

Locality: Great Finborough
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 3AD

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Listing Text

TM 05 NW

2/112 Church of St. Andrew


- II

Parish church, 1874-77 by R.M. Phipson, on the site of the previous medieval
church and possibly reusing a little of its stonework. In the Decorated
style. Flint rubble; freestone dressings with much carved ornament.
Plaintiled roofs with parapet gables. Nave, chancel, west tower, south porch,
north transeptal chapel with vestry and organ chamber attached. The tower is
a very prominent feature; at the base is a richly moulded west doorway and
window; the belfry stage is octagonal with flying buttresses; a tall spire
with bands of pink and buff linestone. Good carved figures on the porch at
bases of gables and elsewhere on exterior. Arch-braced collar-beam roof with
kingposts. Complete original internal fittings. Glass by Clayton and Bell.
A number of good monuments have been transferred from the previous church,
most now in the chapel. Wall monument to Charlton Wollaston, d.1729, with a
put to unrolling a scroll. Other monuments to members of the Wollaston family,
1720, 1758, 1769, 1797. A large monument to Roger Pettiward, d.1833, by Sir
R. Westmacott with a large relief of the Good Samaritan. Five C17 and C18
marble slabs in the nave floor and six others in the tower. Fixed to the
tower wall are two C14 coped coffin slabs.

Listing NGR: TM0135857942

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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