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IoE Number: 285109
Location: CHURCH OF ST BARTHOLOMEW, (north side)
Photographer: Mr Hubert Smith
Date Photographed: 09 August 2007
Date listed: 16 March 1966
Date of last amendment: 16 January 1984
Grade I

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TM 4249 - 4349ORFORDHIGH STREET (NORTH SIDE)4/19St. Bartholomews Churchl6.3.66(Formerly listed as Church ofSt.Bartholomew under General)

TM 4249 - 4349 ORFORD HIGH STREET (NORTH SIDE) 4/19 St. Bartholomews Church l6.3.66 (Formerly listed as Church of St.Bartholomew under General) GV I Church. C14. Nave and aisles and south doorway in porch. Restoration of Tower 1830, further restoration of north aise and nave between 1897-1900. Tower was restored in 1971. The ruined north chancel is late Norman, begun c.1166. Mixture of stone rubble and flint with copper roofs. Tower has diagonal stepped buttresses. Aisle windows are three lights with reticulated tracery. South porch has spandrels with shields: emblems of the Passion and Trinity. West Tower has original C14 doorway with two order of thin shafts and many continuous mouldings; above is a 3 light window with flowing tracery. Interior drcades have quatrefoil piers with spurs in the diagonals; arches with thin filleted rolls and big sunk quadrant; tower arch in like manner. C14 font on two stepped base. Against the stem are four lions and four wild men. The bowl is supported on angels' heads. 2 reset parclose screens on north and south of high alter. 2 paintings one of Holy Family with St. John by Bernardino-Luini c.1520; the other also of nativity by Rafailino del Colle. Many brasses dating from C15 to C17. 3 bells now at floor level C17-C18. C19 rood screen.

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