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CHURCH OF ST MARTIN

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CHURCH OF ST MARTIN

List entry Number: 1030516

Location

CHURCH OF ST MARTIN, THE STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Suffolk

District: Suffolk Coastal

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Tuddenham St. Martin

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 16-Mar-1966

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 285993

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

TM 14 NE 3/31

TUDDENHAM ST. MARTIN THE STREET Church of St. Martin

16.3.66

I Church. Medieval with alternations of 1843, 1861 and 1920 Nave, chancel west tower, south porch, north vestry. Nave and chancel walls of plastered flint rubble with limestone dressings. Tower of squared knapped flint and limestone rubble, the belfry stage with chequerwork of red brick and flint; diagonal buttresses and crenellated parapets with flushwork panels. Plaintiled roofs with parapet gables. C12 north doorway with 2 orders of engaged shafts with cushion capitals, roll and chevron moulded arch; C15 plank door. An early C14 angle piscina with moulded shafts beside blocked south chancel window. Major alterations of mid and late C15. Legacies for the building of tower survive from 1452-60. 3 stages, the west doorway has a labelled arch with weathered carving in corbels and spandrels; original door with moulded battens. West window above of 3 lights. North and south nave windows of 3 lights, late C15. Good 5-bay late C15 roof with hammer-beams carved as angels; more angels are affixed to wall-pieces. Heavily moulded cornice, high collars and kingposts. Roodloft stairs in south wall complete with upper and lower doorways; in the north wall opposite is an image niche. Octagonal limestone font, an inscription on the base records its gift in 1443 by Richard and Agnes Sylvester; very fine sculptured figures in high relief on bowl and at corners of stem; painted pyramid cover added C19. C15 oak octagonal pulpit with exceptional carving; corner turrets support figures in niches, and each panel has a traceried head; the door (now facing the wall) has a carved portcullis on its panel. Fine poppyhead bench ends of C15, with buttresses supporting carved figures; thoroughly but skilfully restored c.1843 by Henry Ringham; some of his choirstalls also have C15 bench ends. Vestry and south porch added 1920 (date on tie-beam), in the Tudorbethan style. East window renewed in C14 style, complete with glass by F. Preedy, 1861. In the sanctuary is a wall-tablet with painted coat of arms, to John Sicklemoore (1644) and his wife Elizabeth. Opposite is the painted coat of arms of Richard Keeble (1653); an oval plaque beneath to him and his wife Mary and 3 children. Floor slab of black marble in nave, to William Minter (1739) and Elizabeth (1729).

Listing NGR: TM1917248422

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National Grid Reference: TM 19172 48422

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