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Suffolk Coastal (District Authority)
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TM 37281 47089


BOYTON (Off) THE STREET TM 34 NE (North Side) 7/33 Church of St Andrew 16/3/66 G.V. II Church. Late C14 or early C15 tower, nave and chancel of 1869 by William Smith. Flint rubble and knapped flint with ashlar dressings and a plain tile roof. West tower, nave, chancel, south western porch and north eastern vestry. Tower: rubble walling with occasional blocks of freestone. West face: diagonal buttresses rebuilt to their lower bodies in brick and dying back into the corners via 3 offsets. Central doorway having hollow- chamfered ashlar surround with hood mould, now blocked with C18 or Cl9 English bond brick. String course below the level of the first stage window which is of 2 Decorated lights with cinquefoil heads and dagger at apex of mostly C19 date. Cusped lancet to the belfry with louvres set in square ashlar surround. String course below the level of the parapet which is of ashlar blocks of C18 or Cl9 date and has a moulded coping. South face: similar save for the absence of the doorway and first stage window. The nave abuts at extreme right. North face: similar to the south face save that the belfry lancet is slightly to right of centre and at left is the projecting staircase turret which has a lean-to roof. East face: abutts the nave and has no openings. Gargoyle to right of centre and below the level of the upper string course. Nave: completely faced in knapped flint, as is the chancel. South face: gabled porch at left with diagonal buttresses. Central door surround mostly of C19 date but apparently incorporating portions of an earlier, medieval doorway. Hollow chamfer and double-ogee mouldings and hood mould. Central rectangular windows to the sides of the porch. To right of this are 2 curvilinear windows with cusped heads of 2 lights divided by a buttress with 2 offsets. Similar buttress to far right. North face: two similar windows with different patterns of curvilinear tracery, divided by a buttress, similar to that on the south face. To the left is the projecting gabled vestry with a 2-light Decorated window beneath the gable which has a chimney to its summit. Single cusped lights to the right flank with chamfered ashlar surround. The left flank has a reset Romanesque doorway with inner arch and 2 outer relieving arches. The two outer arches have nook shafts to their corners which continue across the arch as a continuous large-scale angle-bead. Chevron patterns to the outer face and intrados and the sides and jambs of the outer arch. The two inner arches have chevron patterning turned outwards forming angled peaks and troughs. The innermost arch also has ball decoration to the voussoirs. To the far left hand corner of the nave is a portion of ashlar walling with a Romanesque nook shaft. Chancel: lower ridge and reduced width. South face: 2 windows with hollow chamfers and cusping to apex. North face: 2 similar windows. East face: diagonal buttresses dying into the corners via 2 offsets. The string course is raised to the centre to meet the sill of the central 3-light window which has Decorated C19 tracery of cusped ogee heads with 3 encircled trefoils to the apex.

Interior: Porch: doorway with richly moulded surround having large casement moulding set with small square bosses showing shields, leopards' heads and fleurons. Nave: double chamfered tower arch. C19 roof of ties, arched braces and principals. Chancel: C19 roof of scissor-beam construction. Sources: Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England. Suffolk, 1975 H Munro Cautley, Suffolk Churches, 1982

Listing NGR: TM3728147089


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Books and journals
Munro Cautley, H, Suffolk Churches and their Treasures, (1937)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Suffolk, (1974)


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

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Date: 30 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/06151/15
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Derek Routen. Source Historic England Archive
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