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Description: Church of St Ethelbert
Date Listed: 16 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 284984
OS Grid Reference: TM2933139043
OS Grid Coordinates: 629331, 239043
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0024, 1.3397
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TM 2E NE FALKENHAM FALKENHAM ROAD (track off
CHURCH OF ST ETHELBERT
Parish Church. C15 tower, C14 nave restored early C19 together with south porch
which still retains its original stone quoins and most of its moulded C14
entrance arch; porch converted to vestry late C19. Late C19 semi-octagonal
brick apse added to south end of nave. Former chancel demolished C17 or C18.
Plain tiled roof with brick facing and stone dressings. 3 stage, battlemented
tower in random flint, flushwork and string courses at each stage, diagonal
buttresses to west front, angled buttresses to east; west door has pointed,
moulded arch studded with fleurons, and surmounted with shields representing
the Earl of Warwick and the Mowbray family 1428-1471. Above west doorway is a
C19 window in decorated style; belfry has restored C19 louvred windows. The
nave walls are probably of septaria and encased in gault brick. The interior
has a restored C14 single-hammer beam and arched braced roof with angels to
bases of wall posts and the hammer beams end with crowned figures holding
shields. C15 font with octagonal bowl and eight panels carved with emblems of
the four Evangelists alternating with angels and other figures bearing shields.
The apse has a reredos with carved centre piece which was once the front of a
chest. Tower contains 4 bells, 2 cast by T. Darbie of Ipswich in 1666 and 2 by
T. Gardiner of Sudbury in 1728. Graded II* for tower.
Listing NGR: TM2933139043
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Source: English Heritage
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