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Description: Church of St Bartholomew
Date Listed: 14 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 284235
OS Grid Reference: TL8552570546
OS Grid Coordinates: 585525, 270546
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3017, 0.7196
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TL 87 SE INGHAM THE STREET (EAST SIDE)
2/26 Church of St. Bartholomew
Parish church of C14 and earlier origin, much restored in 1861. Flint, with
freestone dressings, and plaintiled roofs with diaper patterns in black tiles.
The west tower, nave and south porch are in black knapped random flint, with a
very small admixture of other stone. Tower in 4 stages on a base of narrow
flushwork panels with .trefoil heads. A high, plain embattled parapet and
stone-faced diagonal buttresses. A simple early C14 west doorway, with a large
3-light window with reticulated tracery above, and 4 2-light windows with
cusped plate-tracery to top stage. The south porch was rebuilt as part of the
extensive restoration of the church by the Rev. E.R. Benyon in 1861 and is used
as a vestry. Its 2 windows are filled with fragments of medieval stained -
glass. All other windows in the building have clear glass. The C14 south
doorway, damaged, has one order of nook shafts. The nave has 2-tier stone-faced
buttresses, adn 2 3-light windows in Decorated style to each wall. Wide
chancel, rebuilt in C19: faced in kidney flints, 2-light windows, angle
buttresses: 5-light east window in Perpendicular style. Inside, the interior of
the tower forms part of the nave, with a very high arch replacing the internal
wall. Nave roof boarded, with embattled cornice. C19 benches and pulpit, 2
doors to the rood stair in the north east corner, with a wide lodge, jutting
out from the chancel arch in front of the upper door, which gave access to the
rood loft. High C19 replaced chancel arch. 3-bay arch-braced collar roof, with
carved windbraces to the purlins which may come from an earlier roof. Below at
the west end of the nave, a plain square late C12 font with unusual moulded
bases to the angles, resembling a waterleaf form. Four C15 poppyhead bench ends
survive. Although much restored in 1861, the church was clearly not rebuilt
entirely at that time, as stated e.g. by Pevsner.
Listing NGR: TL8552570546
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Source: English Heritage
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