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St Andrew's Church

A Grade I Listed Building in Walberswick, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3141 / 52°18'50"N

Longitude: 1.6515 / 1°39'5"E

OS Eastings: 648983

OS Northings: 274725

OS Grid: TM489747

Mapcode National: GBR YX2.Y37

Mapcode Global: VHM7C.K3ZB

Plus Code: 9F438M72+JJ

Entry Name: St Andrew's Church

Listing Date: 7 December 1966

Last Amended: 16 January 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1283823

English Heritage Legacy ID: 285568

Location: Walberswick, East Suffolk, Suffolk, IP18

County: Suffolk

District: East Suffolk

Civil Parish: Walberswick

Built-Up Area: Walberswick

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Walberswick St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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4/52 St. Andrew's Church
7.12.66 (Formerly listed as Church of
- St. Andrew)

Parish church. Originally nave and chancel with 18-bay clerestorey, 6-bay north
and south aisles, west tower and south porch; only the tower, porch and
westernmost 4 bays of the south aisle are now in use, the remainder being in
ruins. Random flint with some random brick, knapped flint to tower, porch
facade and part of nave; stone dressings; lead roof. Very fine tower,
commenced 1426, not quite square on plan: 4 stages with string course between
them, crenellated parapet; plinth and diagonal buttresses with flushwork
decoration; west doorway with quatrefoil flushwork frieze above, 4-light west
window, 2-light windows at second stage level, sanctus bell window on east
face, 3-light bell chamber openings; ornate parapet with carved string course
to base, stone quatrefoils, stone frieze carved with shields and panelled
flushwork; crocketted pinnacles. Remainder of church late C15. South aisle
with tall 3-light windows to north and south and 4-light windows to east and
west, those to the north and east re-set within C18 stone walling; flushwork to
buttresses and parapet. Porch with room above, flushwork to lower part of
facade, stone parapet; niche above entrance with modern figure of St. Andrew;
good tierceron vault; original doors with remains of tracery decoration. Ruined
part of south aisle with priest's doorway and remains of ogee piscina; another
piscina with trefoil arch to south nave; 3 clerestorey window openings survive
to south and one to north. Interior with original shallow-pitch roof; C15
octagonal font with carved bowl and stem; fine C15 pulpit richly carved with
quatrefoils; lower part of C15 rood screen with traceried panels; some chancel
benches with re-used C15 traceried ends with poppyheads; 3 early C16 marble
floor slabs. Graded I for medieval work, especially tower.

Listing NGR: TM4898374725

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