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Church of St Andrew, Felixstowe

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 286275

OS Grid Reference: TM3054635044
OS Grid Coordinates: 630546, 235044
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9660, 1.3547

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

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Listing Text

TM 33 NW
2/31 Church of St Andrew
Church 1929-31 by Hilda Mason in collaboration with Raymond Erith, modified
by Raymond Wrinch. Reinforced ferroconcrete post and lintel structure, flat
panels of pebble dash render, partly over brick, some exposed. Shallow pitch
concrete and asbestos clad roof. Inspired by the East Anglian late C15 church
tradition. Continuous nave and chancel north and south nave aisle, south porch.
9 bays of horizontal and vertical framework, similarly treated 6 bay aisles
to clerestory height. Mullion and transom aisle and chancel windows, mostly
with clear glass, mullioned clerestory windows in exposed brick surrounds.
Open concrete parapet to nave, chancel and aisles. South porch similarly
treated, rises to aisle height. 4 centred arched span with open concrete
spandrels. Pair of doors in linenfold panelled oak. West end two polygonal
angle turrets rising above parapet. Decoration of concrete framework and
pebble-dashed panels in the manner of C15 flushwork. Intended west tower never
built. INTERIOR: 6-bay nave, north and south arcades of cross quadrant
sectioned piers supporting 4 centred arches with open spandrels with vertical
struts. Shallow pitched roof of concrete beams rising from arcade piers
infilled with Columbian pine. Similar aisle roofs.South and north door in
cast concrete frames decorated with intersecting lozenges. West and central
blocked arch with concrete panel decoration above and to sides. At each side
door to turret lit by leaded and glazed loops. Pair of octagonal pulpits with
folded panel decoration; octagonal font similar style, all by Wrinch. Chancel
3 bay solid north wall, one window and 2 open bays leading to organ chamber
to south. Lined with oak panelling by Wrinch. East window by Wrinch: heavy
transom 3 lights below, 5 lights above, glass depicting the Ascension. Nave
benches by Erith, Chancel fittings mostly by Wrinch.

Listing NGR: TM3054635044

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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