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Church of St Botolph, Culpho

Description: Church of St Botolph

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 285963

OS Grid Reference: TM2101549124
OS Grid Coordinates: 621015, 249124
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0963, 1.2253

Location: Culpho, Suffolk IP6 9DH

Locality: Culpho
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP6 9DH

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Listing Text


4/1 Church of St. Botolph
16. 3. 66

- II*

Church, mediaeval, restored 1884. Nave, chancel, south-west tower/porch.
Flint rubble (the nave partly plastered), limestone dressings. Plaintiled
roofs with parapet gables; the tower has a pyramid plaintiled roof with open
eaves. Chancel of mid C13: south doorway hoodmoulded with corbel faces, and
single-light north and south windows. Early C14 alterations: 3-light windows
with intersecting tracery in north and south walls, Y-tracery 2-light windows
in nave side walls. C14 nave doorway, roll-and-fillet moulded with square
label, original oak door with moulded ribs; inside is a stoup. A C14
trefoiled piscina, with adjacent dropped-cill sedilia cut into earlier south
chancel window. Another piscina for south nave side-altar. Plain C14 south
doorway, blocked by C17/C18 brickwork. Tower, with porch formed within ground
floor, added C15; simple doorway. The upper stage was removed, perhaps
c.1700. Nave roof rebuilt C17, with moulded wall-pieces, otherwise plain (an
archdeacon's report of 1602 describes both nave and chancel as "exceeding
ruinous"). Chancel arch of moulded stucco with flanking red brick walling;
Gothick in form perhaps of late C17 or early C18. Scissor-braced chancel roof
of 1884 with sections of moulded cornice perhaps of C14, reused. Octagonal
C15 limestone font, traceried, with restored C17 oak cover. 3 painted panels
on nave walls, late C18, with Credence, Lord's prayer and Ten Commandments.

Listing NGR: TM2101549124

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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