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Church of St Andrew

A Grade I Listed Building in Tostock, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2359 / 52°14'9"N

Longitude: 0.8697 / 0°52'10"E

OS Eastings: 596051

OS Northings: 263627

OS Grid: TL960636

Mapcode National: GBR RGJ.YG9

Mapcode Global: VHKDF.1248

Plus Code: 9F426VP9+9V

Entry Name: Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 15 November 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1352395

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281262

Location: Tostock, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP30

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Tostock

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Tostock St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Church of St Andrew




Parish church, medieval, restored 1872 by J. Sedding. Nave, chancel, west
tower, south porch. Flushed flint and limestone rubble with inclusions of red
brick, mainly in an approximate chequerboard pattern: this is probably C19
work. Dressings of freestone. Parapet gables. Slated nave roof, plaintiled
chancel roof. In the south wall of the chancel is some coursed flint rubble
walling, perhaps of C12. Late C13 chancel arch with clustered shafts and
moulded capitals. Early C14 east window and plain south doorway. Late C14
and C15 square-headed windows. Late C14 tower with traceried belfry windows
and flushwork traceried buttresses. Labelled west doorway: the spandrels are
traceried with shields. 2-light window above. Porch added c.1400 to late C14
doorway. Shafted outer doorway with small niche above, side windows with
unusual tracery, coupled rafter roof with moulded cornice. Major remodelling
of nave in mid C15: large 3-light side windows.

INTERIOR: nave roof in four
subdivided bays: double-hammerbeam trusses. The lower section of each truss
has long beams and tenoned posts, out of the lower section of which is carved
a niche in which is a standing figure. The spandrels are traceried. Carved
arch braces. Moulded and arch-braced upper collars and king posts. The
intermediate trusses have only long arch braces up to the collars, but at the
foot of the principal rafter there is unusual foliate carving. A plain C14
niche beside chancel arch. C15 rood loft stairs and doorways in south nave
wall and a small niche. A small late C14 piscina, ogee-headed, in the
chancel. Good mid C14 font: the octagonal limestone bowl has varied foliate
carving on each face, and the stem is reeded. Two sets of 12 benches: the 8
western-most on each side are C15 work with some restoration, and the
remainder were added in C19. The seat backs are traceried and brattished, the
ends have poppyheads, and a wide variety of creatures sit upon the buttresses.
Late C17 altar rails with turned balusters. Two C18 slabs in the chancel

Listing NGR: TL9605163627

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