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Church of St John the Baptist

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lound, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.5311 / 52°31'51"N

Longitude: 1.6939 / 1°41'38"E

OS Eastings: 650634

OS Northings: 298995

OS Grid: TM506989

Mapcode National: GBR YSC.92S

Mapcode Global: VHM67.9NV0

Plus Code: 9F43GMJV+CH

Entry Name: Church of St John the Baptist

Listing Date: 27 November 1954

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1183409

English Heritage Legacy ID: 282375

Location: Lound, East Suffolk, Suffolk, NR32

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Lound

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Lound St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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TM 59 NW
2/24 Church of St. John the
Parish church. Medieval; restored mid and late C19, with further work to the
interior in 1914 by Sir J.M. Comper. Nave, chancel, west tower, south porch,
small north vestry. Flint rubble, largely faced with knapped flint; stone
dressings. Slated roofs. Round tower, rebuilt probably C15: the lower part
contains fragments of carved C12 stonework, the upper portion has an admixture
of red brick. 2-light belfry openings to each quarter, flat brick parapet.
Nave probably C13, although there has been much later re-facing, especially on
the south side: Y-traceried windows, with 2 broad lancets at the west end.
C14 south doorway. C15 porch: hoodmould to entrance arch with lion label
stops and shields in the spandrels. Late C14 2-bay chancel with 2-light side
windows and a 4-light east window, all restored; to the south a delicately-
moulded Priest's doorway. Interior. C19 boarded ceilings to nave and
chancel. In the east reveal of the south-east chancel window there is a
cinquefoil-headed piscina, with drop-sill sedilia adjacent. Late C14
octagonal font, the bowl panels carved alternately with lions and with angels
bearing shields; there are angels to the bowl underside and 4 lions against
the stem. The bowl and stem have small traces of original red and blue
colouring. The font stands on an inscribed base. Early C17 pulpit. The rood
screen retains C15 tracery and rood beam but is otherwise much restored; the
gilded and painted vaulted rood loft with rood and 4 flanking figures is by
Comper. Other work by Comper includes the reredos to the nave side-altar, the
organ case and the font cover: all are richly gilded and in the Gothic style.

Listing NGR: TM5063498995

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