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Church of St John the Baptist and St Felix, Felixstowe

Description: Church of St John the Baptist and St Felix

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 286273

OS Grid Reference: TM2996034438
OS Grid Coordinates: 629960, 234438
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9608, 1.3458

Location: 63 Orwell Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk IP11 7PR

Locality: Felixstowe
Local Authority: Suffolk Coastal District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP11 7PR

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Listing Text

TM 23 SE
3/29 Church of St John
the Baptist and St Felix

Parish church, 1894-99 by Sir Arthur Blomfield, completed 1914. Red brick,
Bath stone dressings, tile roofs. South west tower, aisled nave, south porch,
chancel, north transept, south lady chapel. Tower. 4 stages and spire. Stepped
angle buttresses, faceted stone spirelets , stone parapet, octagonal stone
spire. South doorway, moulded arched entrance beneath stone gable with
crocketed finials. Paired lancets at 1st stage and belfry. Clock face on
south, east and west faces. Stair tower on north side. Quatrefoil lucarne
openings to spire. Nave of 6 bays, articulated by buttressed brick pilaster
strips, alternating with clerestory windows. Aisle lancets, singly or in groups
of 2 or 3. Clerestory windows: encircled cinquefoils alternate with sexfoils
in spherical triangles. Gabled south porch,stone dressed brick, brick parapet,
doorway of multiple mouldings. West window. Group of 4 lancets beneath encircled
sexfoil. Chancel and Lady chapel in similar style. East window 3 grouped
lancets below encircled cinquefoil. Interior: Nave of 4 1/2 bays, north and south
aisles. Arcades of circular drum iron piers faced with brick, brick bases
and capitals, pointed moulded brick arches, the mouldings running into broach
stops of stone. Brick walls, punctuated by horizontal stone and roughcast
bands. 6 bay scissor braced crownpost roof. Aisle roofs queen posts with lateral
braces. Baptistery at west end north aisle; stone font, hexagonal stem, 12-
sided bowl. Rood screen and parclose screen, set on stone base, 1910 by Gerald
Cogswell. Pointed chancel arch with half arch to each sideleading to transept
and lady chapel. East window flanked by blind arched openings with blank Y
tracery. Piscina and 2 sedilia with cinquefoil heads. Mosaic marble reredos
framed by polychromatic mural decoration. 4 cant wagon roof. 2-bay arcade
to south divides off Lady Chapel. Pulpit 1903 by Whitcombe and Cogswell. Glass
mainly James Powell and Sons, London.

Listing NGR: TM2996034438

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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