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Church of St Lawrence, St Lawrence, Ilketshall

Description: Church of St Lawrence

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 1 September 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 282237

OS Grid Reference: TM3677586377
OS Grid Coordinates: 636775, 286377
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4241, 1.4810

Location: Top Road, St Lawrence Ilketshall, Suffolk NR34 8JG

Locality: St Lawrence, Ilketshall
Local Authority: Waveney District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR34 8JG

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Listing Text

TM 38 NE
2/20 Church of St. Lawrence
- II*
Parish church. C13 and C15. Nave, chancel, south porch, west tower. Rubble
flint to main walls, with remains of old render; freestone dressings; C20
concrete plaintiles to nave roof, black glazed pantiles to chancel. There are
no windows on the north side. 2-light windows on south: in nave, pointed-
arched and cusped, in chancel with curvilinear tracery. The east end is faced
in C19 red brick and the 3-light east window has cusped reticulated tracery.
A small early C19 vestry with a 2-light Gothick window leads off the north
doorway in the nave; there is also a blocked doorway near the altar on the
north side. Small tower in 3 stages, in a mixture of unknapped and knapped
flint, stone, and septaria; diagonal buttresses faced with plain flushwork
panels. The parapet is in red brick with flushwork panels. Flint and stone
south porch with black glazed pantiles and pointed-arched doorway. Interior
of church mildly Victorianised: benches, pulpit and lectern all C19. Nave
roof plastered, with only a moulded cornice exposed; chancel roof, C19, with
affinities to Leiston. The floors are paved with small old tiles in a pattern
of black, cream and red. There is no chancel arch. C15 font: small base,
octagonal shaft, and octagonal bowl supported by mutilated winged angel heads;
the faces of the bowl decorated with blank shields and a surround of fleurons.
In the chancel, a large pointed-arched niche in the north wall and 4 benches
with old poppyheads. Set into the floor of the tower, a plain brass to
Richard Beetes, d.1613.

Listing NGR: TM3677586377

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Source: English Heritage

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