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Church of St Bartholomew, Corton

Description: Church of St Bartholomew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 November 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 282362

OS Grid Reference: TM5384498062
OS Grid Coordinates: 653844, 298062
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5213, 1.7404

Location: Church Lane, Oulton Broad, Suffolk NR32 5HX

Locality: Corton
Local Authority: Waveney District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR32 5HX

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Listing Text

TM 59 NW
2/11 Church of St. Bartholomew
Parish church. Medieval; in ruins by C17, with partial restoration during
C18, C19 and C20. Nave, chancel, west tower, south porch; the only parts in
use are the chancel and the easternmost bay of the nave, although at the time
of survey (June 1985) further accommodation was under construction within the
shell of the nave. Flint rubble, the lower parts of the tower and chancel
faced with knapped flint; stone dressings. Pantiled roof. C15 square tower,
quite tall: diagonal buttresses with 3 off-sets and a crenellated parapet
enriched with flushwork panels. Original 3-light west window, now blocked;
square pierced stone openings at ringing chamber level; belfry openings with
missing tracery. The C14 3-bay nave had Perpendicular-style windows, now
missing except in the eastern bay where they have been renewed. Original
moulded doorways to north and south. C15 porch, much restored in C20. Good
C14 chancel: tall 2-light side windows in the Decorated style, with
reticulated tracery motifs; large 5-light east window. Interior. The part of
the church in use was re-roofed in 1870. In the south nave are the rood loft
stairs and a simple piscina. In the chancel is a combined piscina and triple
sedilia with crocketted ogee arches: this was installed early C20 and
incorporates part of the original discovered in a nearby house. Well-
preserved octagonal font of c.1500, the panels of the bowl carved alternately
with lions and with angels bearing shields; angels to the bowl underside and 4
lions against the stem. Stone reredos installed 1913, incorporating some
medieval work. A C14 carved cross from the east gable is stored inside the

Listing NGR: TM5384498062

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Source: English Heritage

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