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Church of St Andrew

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sotherton, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.359 / 52°21'32"N

Longitude: 1.5838 / 1°35'1"E

OS Eastings: 644122

OS Northings: 279484

OS Grid: TM441794

Mapcode National: GBR XNR.571

Mapcode Global: VHM6Y.DYNZ

Plus Code: 9F439H5M+JG

Entry Name: Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 1 September 1953

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1352590

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281997

Location: Sotherton, East Suffolk, Suffolk, NR34

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Sotherton

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Sotherton St Andrew

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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6/38 Church of St. Andrew


Parish church. Rebuilt 1854 in Decorated style, incorporating material from
the previous medieval building. Nave, chancel, south porch, north vestry.
Random flint rubble with stone dressings; plaintiled roofs. 3-bay nave with
2-light windows; at the west end is a simple gabled stone bellcote. 2-bay
chancel. Interior. Good C15 7-bay arched-braced nave roof with enriched
cornice; the roof was re-framed in mid C19 when the angels at the foot of each
wallpost were added. The north and south nave walls have arched recesses,
probably C14 but much restored. The north recess contains a good late C13
recumbent stone effigy of a knight, said to be Walter de Bernham. C15
octagonal font: the panels of the bowl are carved with alternate blank shields
and flowers, with fleuron-enriched borders, and are unusually well preserved;
the stem, supported by 4 lions, is in similar condition but may be a C19 copy
of the original. Early C17 pyramidal font cover with pierced finial. The
vestry door incorporates 2 fine painted panels with gesso work, said to be
from the former rood screen; they show St. John the Evangelist and St. Mary

Listing NGR: TM4412279484

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