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St Andrew's Church, Walberswick

Description: St Andrew's Church

Grade: I
Date Listed: 7 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 285568

OS Grid Reference: TM4898374725
OS Grid Coordinates: 648983, 274725
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3141, 1.6515

Location: Walberswick, adj St Andrews Church (Unmarked) IP18 6UE

Locality: Walberswick
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP18 6UE

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Listing Text


4/52 St. Andrew's Church
7.12.66 (Formerly listed as Church of
- St. Andrew)

Parish church. Originally nave and chancel with 18-bay clerestorey, 6-bay north
and south aisles, west tower and south porch; only the tower, porch and
westernmost 4 bays of the south aisle are now in use, the remainder being in
ruins. Random flint with some random brick, knapped flint to tower, porch
facade and part of nave; stone dressings; lead roof. Very fine tower,
commenced 1426, not quite square on plan: 4 stages with string course between
them, crenellated parapet; plinth and diagonal buttresses with flushwork
decoration; west doorway with quatrefoil flushwork frieze above, 4-light west
window, 2-light windows at second stage level, sanctus bell window on east
face, 3-light bell chamber openings; ornate parapet with carved string course
to base, stone quatrefoils, stone frieze carved with shields and panelled
flushwork; crocketted pinnacles. Remainder of church late C15. South aisle
with tall 3-light windows to north and south and 4-light windows to east and
west, those to the north and east re-set within C18 stone walling; flushwork to
buttresses and parapet. Porch with room above, flushwork to lower part of
facade, stone parapet; niche above entrance with modern figure of St. Andrew;
good tierceron vault; original doors with remains of tracery decoration. Ruined
part of south aisle with priest's doorway and remains of ogee piscina; another
piscina with trefoil arch to south nave; 3 clerestorey window openings survive
to south and one to north. Interior with original shallow-pitch roof; C15
octagonal font with carved bowl and stem; fine C15 pulpit richly carved with
quatrefoils; lower part of C15 rood screen with traceried panels; some chancel
benches with re-used C15 traceried ends with poppyheads; 3 early C16 marble
floor slabs. Graded I for medieval work, especially tower.

Listing NGR: TM4898374725

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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