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Church of St Andrew, Wingfield

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: I
Date Listed: 29 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 280101

OS Grid Reference: TM2300476812
OS Grid Coordinates: 623004, 276812
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3440, 1.2725

Location: Church Road, Diss IP21 5RA

Locality: Wingfield
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP21 5RA

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Listing Text

TM 27 NW
5/152 Church of St. Andrew

Parish church. Rebuilt in the period mid C14-early C15 following the founding
of Wingfield College by the will of Sir John de Wingfield in 1362. Restored
mid C19. Nave, chancel, north and south aisles, west tower, south porch.
Flint rubble with stone dressings. Nave and chancel roofs plaintiled, aisle
roofs leaded. C14 3-stage square tower with 2-light belfry openings and
crenellated brick parapet. South nave aisle has 4 2-light windows and a 3-
light window to the west, all with original Decorated-style tracery and
shafted internally. Late C14 porch; moulded nave doorway, the carved stops
possibly representing Sir John and Lady Wingfield. 3-bay Lady Chapel to south
of chancel added c.1430: C19 windows in Perpendicular style but to the east a
good late C14 3-light window. All the windows are shafted internally. 3-bay
north nave aisle with windows in Perpendicular style. The north chancel aisle
comprises the Chapel of the Holy Trinity (now the vestry) and the Chapel of
St. Margaret (now the organ chamber): various windows with a good late C14 3-
light east window. Nave clerestory in 5 bays, with 3-light windows. The
chancel has 7 closely-spaced 3-light clerestory windows and a good early C15
5-light east window. Interior Medieval nave roof with carved angels at the
foot of the principals. The other roofs all much renewed in C19. 5-bay
arcades between nave and aisles. The Chapel of St. Margaret is open to the
chancel by a single enriched arch. To the north a fine canopied doorway leads
into the Chapel of the Holy Trinity (the former Wingfield chantry chapel)
which has an upper chamber with medieval screen and original paintwork to
ceilings. The Lady Chapel has a lavishly decorated 3-bay arcade. Furnishings
include early C15 carved font; good C15 stalls with misericords; dado of
medieval rood screen with traceried panels; 2 C15 parclose screens complete
with coving. 3 notable monuments. Sir John de Wingfield (1361), recessed in
north chancel wall: stone effigy on tomb chest, with an enriched ogee canopy
above. Michael de la Pole, 2nd Earl of Suffolk (1375) and Katherine his wife,
at east end of Lady Chapel: very fine wooden effigies on a tomb chest around
which are 13 canopied niches and (to the chancel) a triple sedilia. John de
la Pole, 2nd Duke of Suffolk (1491) and Elizabeth his wife, against north
chancel wall: very fine alabaster effigies on a tomb chest with a canopy and
cresting above. For further details see Wingfield Church History & Guide
(1984) and Pevsner.

Listing NGR: TM2300476812

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Source: English Heritage

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