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Blyth Turrets, Ubbeston

Description: Blyth Turrets

Grade: I
Date Listed: 7 December 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 286138

OS Grid Reference: TM3232672579
OS Grid Coordinates: 632326, 272579
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3022, 1.4062

Location: Barell's Hill, Ubbeston, Suffolk IP19 0EX

Locality: Ubbeston
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP19 0EX

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Listing Text


5/119 Blyth Turrets (previously
7.12.66 listed as Church of St.

- I

Former parish church, now under conversion to a dwelling. Medieval nave and
chancel, mid C16 tower. Nave, chancel, west tower, south porch, north vestry.
Flint and stone rubble with stone dressings; red brick tower with diaperwork
in dark headers; slated roofs. The tower has 3-stage diagonal buttresses to
the west face, a west doorway with depressed 4-centre arch with hoodmould, 2-
light west window, 2-light bell chamber openings and a crenellated parapet.
Nave and chancel both with C12 cores, although the chancel east end was
rebuilt C14-C15. To the south the nave has a renewed 3-light C15 window and a
C14 2-light window altered in C16; late C12 south nave doorway with a single
engaged shaft to the jambs and chevron-moulded semi-circular arch. Late
C18/early C19 brick porch incorporating older material. North nave with 2 3-
light windows: one of early C16 brick and one in Perpendicular style, renewed
C19; visible inside is a C12 doorway and large C12 window, both now blocked.
South chancel with one late C16 2-light window in brick, a restored Priest's
doorway in C14 style and a 2-light C15 window, partly restored. 3-light east
window of C19 , in Decorated style. Both nave and chancel have fine C15
arched-braced collar roofs with pierced quatrefoils to the cornices and
moulded and crenellated wallplates; the nave roof has 8 bays, the chancel roof
3 bays. The church furnishings have been removed.

Listing NGR: TM3232672579

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Source: English Heritage

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