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Church of St Martin of Tours, Nacton

Description: Church of St Martin of Tours

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 March 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 286188

OS Grid Reference: TM2170439693
OS Grid Coordinates: 621704, 239693
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0114, 1.2292

Location: Church Road, Nacton, Suffolk IP10 0EP

Locality: Nacton
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP10 0EP

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Listing Text


5/22 Church of St. Martin of
Tours (Formerly listed as
Church of St Martin)
16.3.66 II*

Church, mediaeval with major alterations of 1870 and 1908. Nave, chancel and
west tower. The south chapel was added 1870. The north aisle with organ
chamber and vestry, and open timber-framed south porch were added 1908, all in
the perpendicular Style. Rendered walling, the mediaeval work is probably of
flint and other rubble; freestone quoins. Plaintiled roofs. In the north
chancel wall is a lancet of early C13; in the south wall is a 2-light Y-
traceried window of early C14, and another of one light. The adjacent priests
doorway is a renewal of 1908, perhaps a copy of a C13 original. The nave was
rebuilt on a new alignment, perhaps in C14. The 2 restored south windows with
good corbel heads and south doorway with original battened plank door are of
early C15, but the reset jambs of the north doorway are perhaps C14. In the
south nave wall is a C14 or early C15 piscina for a side-altar. The C15 tower
has a 3-light west window with mask-corbels; above is a canopy for an image
niche now blocked. In the late C18 or early C19 the belfry stage was removed
and gault brick parapet constructed. Main roofs renewed 1908; in the nave the
trusses have collar-beams and kingposts. Fine C15 octagonal limestone font;
the stem has carved lions at the corner and wild men between, and the bowl has
angels and evangelists. In a south chancel window is a small panel of
mediaeval stained glass. A large marble wall tablet to Edward Vernon (d.1757)
and others to members of his family are in the north aisle. On the nave wall
is a tablet to Philip Broke (d.1762). A floor brass to Richard Fastolph of
Broke Hall, with shield and date 1479. In the chancel floor is an C18 ledger
slab. Stained glass by Clayton and Bell, and in the east window by Kempe.

Listing NGR: TM2170439693

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Source: English Heritage

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