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Description: Church of St John
Date Listed: 14 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 284287
OS Grid Reference: TL9621373753
OS Grid Coordinates: 596213, 273753
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3268, 0.8780
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TL 97 SE STANTON BARDWELL ROAD
3/24 Church of St. John
14.7.55 (Formerly listed as Remains
of the Church of St. John
Former parish church, now a roofless shell. Nave, chancel, south porch and
west tower. C13 and C14: since repairs in 1980 the walls are standing to
their full height. In flint rubble, with remains of old render: some
admixture of stone and red brick in the south wall of the nave; freestone
dressings and facings to buttresses, and moulded stone string course running
below the nave windows and along the chancel walls. Nave in 3 bays: the south
buttresses have panels of black knapped flint, with a wide angle buttress at
the south-east corner: a diagonal buttress at the north-east corner. On the
south side, 2 3-light windows with intersecting tracery and one Y-window. On
the north, 3 2-light windows, 2 with curvilinear tracery, one with no tracery
remaining. C13 north and south doorways with continuous hollow chamfer
mouldings. C14 porch, formerly gabled: 2 diagonal buttresses with chequerwork
bases in stone and black knapped flint, and a blocked niche above the doorway.
Chancel with a single 2-light window with decorated tracery in north and south
walls, and a similar 2-light east window. A panel on the outside of the east
gable has the dates 1616 and 1858 and initials GB for George Bidwell, Rector
1811-1865. The exterior of the east wall is rendered, and the slope of the
gable finished in crow-stepped red brick: this was apparently part of the 1616
restoration work, which clearly did not involve the complete rebuilding of the
chancel (as stated by Pevsner). The west wall of the tower is built up
against the boundary of the churchyard, and the lowest stage is open to
provide a processional way around the church. 4 stages, with a base of
moulded stone blocks and a repaired embattled parapet with chequerwork
patterns of black knapped flint and part red, part white, brick. Diagonal
buttresses to the west: the west wall of the nave projects to form angle
buttresses. A slightly later stair turret, interrupting the stonework of the
south archway, is set externally into the south-east angle and rises to the
top of the 2nd stage: entered by a small doorway in the west wall of the nave.
High in the west gable is a small square window. For further details on the
history and fittings of this church see David Dymond: The Churches of Stanton,
Suffolk, a History and Guide.
Listing NGR: TL9621373753
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Source: English Heritage
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