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St Andrew's Church

A Grade II* Listed Building in Brockley, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.168 / 52°10'4"N

Longitude: 0.6706 / 0°40'14"E

OS Eastings: 582736

OS Northings: 255553

OS Grid: TL827555

Mapcode National: GBR QFX.2C7

Mapcode Global: VHJH1.KRWW

Plus Code: 9F425M9C+56

Entry Name: St Andrew's Church

Listing Date: 14 July 1955

Last Amended: 27 January 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1279218

English Heritage Legacy ID: 403642

Location: Brockley, West Suffolk, Suffolk, IP29

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Brockley

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Brockley St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


4/39 St. Andrew's Church
(Formerly listed as Church
14.7.55 of St.Andrew)


Church, mediaeval, altered 1866. Nave, chancel, west tower, south porch,
north vestry. Flint and septaria rubble, partially rendered; limestone
dressings. Slated roofs with parapet gables. Some early C14 features
including, in the chancel:- 2 2-light south windows with curvilinear tracery,
3-light east window, double piscina with separate arches. In the south nave
wall an ogee-headed tomb-canopy, probably of Alexander de Walsham (died
c.1338), of Brockley Hall. Later C14 alterations include:- 2-light windows
and south doorways to nave and chancel; nave entrance door, oak battened and
boarded with iron knocker and escutcheon; chancel arch with pilasters having
moulded capital and base and pair of flanking image pedestals; steps up to
rood-loft formed with dropped window cill having inset piscina bowl. Tower
added to west and late C15; crenellated parapets, 2-light belfry openings,
diagonal buttresses, frieze at plinth level, with flushwork tracery and the
name Ricardus Copping on the south side, 3-light west window with tracery, tall
tower arch with pilasters. South porch added C15; timber-framed with arched
doorway and diamond mullioned side-lights, flint and ashlar plinth (repaired in
red brick), gabled slated roof with simple crown posts. Extensive alterations
of 1866, including: removal of narrow tower between nave and chancel (evidence
visible in south wall); replacement of chancel roof by a 7-canted roof,
boarded with ribs and bosses; removal of nave roof and replacement with
scissor-braced coupled rafter roof; construction of new vestry against north
wall; oak poppy-head pews and choir-stalls, some reusing C16 poppy-heads and
benchends; altar reredos in 7 oak-framed panels with figure paintings;
windows in the north wall inserted or, perhaps, unblocked and restored. For
details and engravings of the church before alterations, see John Gage, History
of Thingoe Hundred, 1838.

Listing NGR: TL8273655553

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

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