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Church of St Andrew

A Grade I Listed Building in Sapiston, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3328 / 52°19'58"N

Longitude: 0.8172 / 0°49'2"E

OS Eastings: 592050

OS Northings: 274258

OS Grid: TL920742

Mapcode National: GBR RF9.PFY

Mapcode Global: VHKCT.3MXK

Entry Name: Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 14 July 1955

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031294

English Heritage Legacy ID: 284063

Location: Sapiston, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk, IP31

County: Suffolk

District: St. Edmundsbury

Civil Parish: Sapiston

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Honington All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


3/86 Church of St. Andrew


Redundant parish church. C12, with later medieval work. Nave, chancel, west
tower and south porch, built in rubble flint, coursed along lower part of nave
walls, some ragstone, traces of external plaster. Steeply-pitched plaintiled
roofs. Plain tower in 3 stages, without butresses: internal stair, string
courses, embattled parapet, 2-light windows with Y-tracery. 4 bells remain in
the belfry, dismounted, 3 dated respectively 1591, 1608, and 1730. C15 south
porch with plain doorway and 2 2-light windows with cusped heads. On floor, 2
medieval coffin-lids reused as paving. Norman south doorway with plain inner
arch, 2 orders of columns, cushion caps, and formalised acanthus-leaf
decoration on both arches, a very unusual motif in Suffolk. There is a scratch
dial on each of the outer columns. The nave walls appear to have been
heightened. On south side of nave 2 2-light windows with cusped Y-tracery, and
another 2-light window with flat Tudor arch. Inside, remains of Easter
Sepulchre against north wall, with traces of wall-painting above. Plain
octagonal font with damaged Jacobean cover. Blocked north doorway. Roof,
uncovered 1982, of simple rafter type, with scissor-bracing halved across the
collars. This was covered during the C19 with barrel vaulting and 3 false
hammerbeam trusses. Benches around the nave walls include 2 small ones with
low seats, apparently for children. Floor paved with white gault floor bricks,
laid in rows diagonally. 2 black ledger slabs, one much damaged. The chancel
has a 3-light east window with reticulated tracery and remains of medieval
glass. Piscina with restored cusped ogee head and tiny matching side opening.
Small pointed doorway with hood-mould. Blocked south window. Roof still

Listing NGR: TL9205074258

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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