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Church of St Andrew

A Grade I Listed Building in Covehithe, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3768 / 52°22'36"N

Longitude: 1.7053 / 1°42'19"E

OS Eastings: 652288

OS Northings: 281875

OS Grid: TM522818

Mapcode National: GBR YVZ.ZYG

Mapcode Global: VHM70.HJWB

Plus Code: 9F439PG4+P4

Entry Name: Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 27 November 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1032168

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281866

Location: Covehithe, East Suffolk, Suffolk, NR34

County: Suffolk

District: East Suffolk

Civil Parish: Covehithe

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Covehithe St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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2/1 Church of St. Andrew

Parish church. Medieval work comprises tower, together with ruinous walls of
nave, chancel, north and south aisles and north sacristy of what was once a
large and impressive church. Present church erected 1672 within ruins of
nave. Random flint rubble, stone dressings; the C17 church has much re-used
material together with some red brick and a thatched roof. Early-mid C14
tower: tall, with 3 principal stages and a crenellated parapet; diagonal
buttresses to west, angle buttresses to east. At ringing chamber level on the
south side is a cusped ogee opening. The tracery of the bell chamber openings
is missing, Remainder of medieval church is C15, although the surviving
responds of the aisle arcades are C14. 7-bay aisles: the south aisle is the
more complete and has 6 intact window openings with small remains of tracery.
The aisles and chancel are faced with knapped flint, the south aisle and the
chancel having a plinth of panelled and chequered flushwork. The chancel
projects one bay east of the aisles, with very tall windows to the north and
south and a very large east window. The buttresses to the east wall have fine
canopied statue niches. Some carved stone corbels which supported the chancel
roof still remain. The C17 church has 2-light diamond-leaded windows divided
by wooden mullions; segmental arches with raised stone keys; C19 east window
in stone. Re-used north doorway, the arch enriched with fleurons; re-used
south doorway within a gabled porch. Inside, on the north and south walls,
are inscriptions: 'James Gilbert put it out 1672' and 'Enoch Girling put it
out 1672'. Fine C15 carved octagonal font; 3 C15 poppyhead benches at west
end of nave; carved pulpit incorporating some C17 woodwork. Arms of George
III beneath tower arch.

Listing NGR: TM5228881875

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