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Waveney (District Authority)
North Cove
National Grid Reference:
TM 46162 89390


NORTH COVE LOWESTOFT ROAD TM 48 NE 6/29 Church of St. Botolph 1-9-53 GV I Parish church. Medieval; chancel restored 1874, nave re-floored and re-seated 1886. Nave, chancel, west tower, south porch. Flint rubble, formerly plastered, with stone dressings; the tower incorporates a considerable amount of brick, with brick quoins and window openings. Continuous thatched roof. Square unbuttressed tower, probably C15: lancet west window, single-light belfry openings. Later crenellated parapet. The north east nave quoin is composed of field stones, suggesting the nave fabric is Cll or earlier; it has been heightened and extended to the west. Good C12 south nave doorway with colonnettes to the jambs and 3 decorative orders to the arch, including chevrons and large nailheads. Simple C13 north doorway; the adjacent lancet window is also C13 but has been rebuilt in brick. The other nave windows are C15, with square heads. C14 porch with original side windows; knapped flint facade, the gable rebuilt in brick with lozenge pattern flushwork, probably in C18. 2-bay chancel: the lower walls are probably C12, the remainder rebuilt in C14. 2-light windows, largely renewed; 3-light window with reticulated tracery, renewed in C19. Interior. No chancel arch. Arch-braced nave roof of 4 bays, probably C15; the rafters are ceiled over. The wall posts rest on original wooden corbels carved as heads. The easternmost roof bay has a crenellated wallplate. In the chancel is a restored piscina with cusped ogee arch, and adjacent a drop-sill sedilia. Well-preserved early C15 octagonal font, the faces of the bowl carved alternately with angels bearing shields and with lions; under the bowl there are heads with headdresses (cf. Gisleham). On the north wall of the nave are 3 painted biblical texts within circular panels, said to be of late C17 date; there is a 4th in the chancel. There are extensive C14 murals on the north and south chancel walls, showing scenes from the life of Christ. In the nave there are 2 late C18 and early C19 wall monuments to members of the Farr family. One hatchment is placed over the north door of the nave.

Listing NGR: TM4616289390


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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: 25 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/05622/02
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr R. Keith Drewery. Source Historic England Archive
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