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Church of St Ethelbert

A Grade II* Listed Building in Falkenham, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.0024 / 52°0'8"N

Longitude: 1.3397 / 1°20'22"E

OS Eastings: 629331

OS Northings: 239043

OS Grid: TM293390

Mapcode National: GBR WRC.HHK

Mapcode Global: VHLC3.5XLT

Entry Name: Church of St Ethelbert

Listing Date: 16 March 1966

Last Amended: 16 June 1966

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1030914

English Heritage Legacy ID: 284984

Location: Falkenham, Suffolk Coastal, Suffolk, IP10

County: Suffolk

District: Suffolk Coastal

Civil Parish: Falkenham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Falkenham

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


TM 2E NE FALKENHAM FALKENHAM ROAD (track off
north side)
CHURCH OF ST ETHELBERT
2/3
16.3.66
Gv II*

Parish Church. C15 tower, C14 nave restored early C19 together with south porch
which still retains its original stone quoins and most of its moulded C14
entrance arch; porch converted to vestry late C19. Late C19 semi-octagonal
brick apse added to south end of nave. Former chancel demolished C17 or C18.
Plain tiled roof with brick facing and stone dressings. 3 stage, battlemented
tower in random flint, flushwork and string courses at each stage, diagonal
buttresses to west front, angled buttresses to east; west door has pointed,
moulded arch studded with fleurons, and surmounted with shields representing
the Earl of Warwick and the Mowbray family 1428-1471. Above west doorway is a
C19 window in decorated style; belfry has restored C19 louvred windows. The
nave walls are probably of septaria and encased in gault brick. The interior
has a restored C14 single-hammer beam and arched braced roof with angels to
bases of wall posts and the hammer beams end with crowned figures holding
shields. C15 font with octagonal bowl and eight panels carved with emblems of
the four Evangelists alternating with angels and other figures bearing shields.
The apse has a reredos with carved centre piece which was once the front of a
chest. Tower contains 4 bells, 2 cast by T. Darbie of Ipswich in 1666 and 2 by
T. Gardiner of Sudbury in 1728. Graded II* for tower.


Listing NGR: TM2933139043

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