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© Mr Keith Skilton

IoE Number: 285568
Location: CHURCH OF ST ANDREW, THE STREET
  WALBERSWICK, SUFFOLK COASTAL, SUFFOLK
Photographer: Mr Keith Skilton
Date Photographed: 15 November 2002
Date listed: 07 December 1966
Date of last amendment: 16 January 1984
Grade I

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TM 47 SEWALBERSWICKTHE STREET4/52St. Andrew's Church7.12.66(Formerly listed as Church of-St. Andrew)

TM 47 SE WALBERSWICK THE STREET 4/52 St. Andrew's Church 7.12.66 (Formerly listed as Church of - St. Andrew) I 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.

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