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Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea

A Grade II Listed Building in Lowestoft, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.4771 / 52°28'37"N

Longitude: 1.7513 / 1°45'4"E

OS Eastings: 654838

OS Northings: 293187

OS Grid: TM548931

Mapcode National: GBR YT9.RL4

Mapcode Global: VHN3X.9ZPZ

Plus Code: 9F43FQG2+RG

Entry Name: Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea

Listing Date: 21 June 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1208940

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391285

Location: Lowestoft, East Suffolk, Suffolk, NR32

County: Suffolk

District: East Suffolk

Electoral Ward/Division: Harbour

Parish: Lowestoft

Built-Up Area: Lowestoft

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Lowestoft Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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914-1/3/7 (South West side)
Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea


Roman Catholic Church. 1900-02 by George Baines and F.W.
Richards. Red brick with stone dressings and slate roofs.
Continuous nave and apsed sanctuary, nave aisles and off-set
north-east tower (compass points refer to liturgical use).
Nave with angle buttresses terminating in pepper-pot pinnacles
to south-west corner only. Central arched portal under
straight gable reaching up to 5-light west window in Geometric
Decorated style. Below the window are bands of arcading and
occasional statuary niches. Gabled roof. South nave has a
square narthex and an arched portal under a gable. 3-light
Decorated aisle windows and six 2-light Decorated clerestory
windows. 3-stage tower lit through a 2-light Decorated
ground-floor window, blind arcading to ringing chamber, twin
2-light lancets to each face of belfry stage. Crenellated
parapet with double merlons and pyramid pinnacles with
crockets. INTERIOR. 5-bay arcade comprising red granite
columns on water-holding bases and moulded pointed arches.
Colonnettes rise to support canted arched braces to roof. Roof
boarded. Chancel arch with stiff-leaf capitals. Apsed east end
lit through five 2-light windows. Painted roof.

Listing NGR: TM5483893187

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