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Church of the Sacred Heart and Attached Presbytery

A Grade II Listed Building in Southwold, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.3269 / 52°19'36"N

Longitude: 1.6759 / 1°40'33"E

OS Eastings: 650569

OS Northings: 276230

OS Grid: TM505762

Mapcode National: GBR YX3.4HW

Mapcode Global: VHM76.0SB2

Plus Code: 9F438MGG+Q9

Entry Name: Church of the Sacred Heart and Attached Presbytery

Listing Date: 30 March 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384451

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484885

Location: Southwold, East Suffolk, Suffolk, IP18

County: Suffolk

District: East Suffolk

Civil Parish: Southwold

Built-Up Area: Southwold

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Southwold St Edmund, King and Martyr

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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588-1/7/138 (South side)
Church of the Sacred Heart and
attached Presbytery


Roman Catholic church and presbytery attached. 1914 by
Benedict & Foss for Rev H.St.Leger-Mason. Both buildings of
stone; Church has machine tile roof; Presbytery has slate roof
and stone stacks to left end and right of centre.
CHURCH EXTERIOR: nave and sanctuary, oriented north-south,
with tower over sanctuary. Square 2-stage tower with central
polygonal stair turret to south face rising above parapet.
Slit lights either side of turret. Two 2-light louvred belfry
windows to south face, one similar window to remaining sides.
Each face of otherwise plain parapet with 2 minimal recessed
cusped panels. 4-light east sanctuary window. Nave with five
2-light side windows: blocked doorway to east side under
depressed arch. Gable parapet to north front, with 5-light
window. Windows are in the Perpendicular style.
INTERIOR: austere with plastered walls. Pointed sanctuary arch
with dying mouldings. Stone polygonal pulpit and square
credence table against nave east wall. Depressed 4-centred
doorway in west wall leading to presbytery adjoining. Altar
reredos with painting of Holy Family. Panelled sanctuary
ceiling. Nave roof of four king-post trusses.

PRESBYTERY EXTERIOR: 2-storey nearly symmetrical front.
Central timber door with cusped panelling beneath moulded
4-centred arch. 2-light cusped window to right. Statuary niche
above with ogee cusped canopy and carved tracery panels. One
canted 2-storey bay window right and left fitted with 2- and
3-light cross casements. Parapet continuous over canted bays.
INTERIOR: not inspected.
(Brown C, Haward B & Kindred R: Dictionary of Architects of
Suffolk Buildings 1800-1914: Ipswich: 1991-: 39).

Listing NGR: TM5056976230

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