Description: St Bartholomews Church
Date Listed: 16 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 285109
OS Grid Reference: TM4222649988
OS Grid Coordinates: 642226, 249988
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0952, 1.5349
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TM 4249 - 4349 ORFORD HIGH STREET (NORTH SIDE)
4/19 St. Bartholomews Church
l6.3.66 (Formerly listed as Church of
St.Bartholomew under General)
Church. C14. Nave and aisles and south doorway in porch. Restoration of Tower
1830, further restoration of north aise and nave between 1897-1900. Tower was
restored in 1971. The ruined north chancel is late Norman, begun c.1166.
Mixture of stone rubble and flint with copper roofs. Tower has diagonal
stepped buttresses. Aisle windows are three lights with reticulated tracery.
South porch has spandrels with shields: emblems of the Passion and Trinity.
West Tower has original C14 doorway with two order of thin shafts and many
continuous mouldings; above is a 3 light window with flowing tracery. Interior
drcades have quatrefoil piers with spurs in the diagonals; arches with thin
filleted rolls and big sunk quadrant; tower arch in like manner. C14 font on
two stepped base. Against the stem are four lions and four wild men. The bowl
is supported on angels' heads. 2 reset parclose screens on north and south of
high alter. 2 paintings one of Holy Family with St. John by Bernardino-Luini
c.1520; the other also of nativity by Rafailino del Colle. Many brasses dating
from C15 to C17. 3 bells now at floor level C17-C18. C19 rood screen.
Listing NGR: TM4222649988
Source: English Heritage
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