CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1032143
Date first listed:
27-Nov-1954
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST LAWRENCE

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

County:
Suffolk
District:
Waveney (District Authority)
Parish:
South Cove
National Grid Reference:
TM 49999 80884

Details

TM 48 SE & TM 58 SW SOUTH COVE

1/35 & 2/35 Church of St. Lawrence - 27/11/54 - I

Parish church. Medieval; chancel restored 1877. Nave, chancel, west tower, south porch. Flint rubble, the chancel plastered; stone dressings; thatched roof. C15 square tower: 3-stage diagonal buttresses to west face and crenellated parapet, both with flushwork decoration; 2-light west window; 2- light bell chamber openings, that to the west rebuilt in brick. C12 nave with original north and south doorways. The north doorway has a good C15 door with crocketed ogee arches to the panels and tracery above. The south doorway has a chevron-moulded arch and one order of colonettes to the jambs. 2-light C15 windows to north; 3 2-light windows to south, of C14-C15. Porch rebuilt 1880. Chancel probably early C14: 2-light windows with Y tracery, one to north, 2 to south; 3-light east window; simple priest's doorway to south. Interior. No chancel arch. Fine C15 arch-braced nave roof of 7 bays, with east-west bracing between the wall posts and along the ridge. C13 angle piscina in south chancel, with triple sedilia adjacent. In the north west corner of the nave is the tall niche of a banner stave locker. Defaced C15 octagonal font bowl. Early C17 carved pulpit, reduced from a 3-decker. The nave has a good set of 24 C15 benches, the ends carved with tracery and poppyheads. The south section of the dado of the C15 rood screen remains in position: 6 cusped blank panels in 2 bays with remains of original colouring and gesso work. C15 painting of St. Michael on boarded door to rood loft stairs: if original this door is a rare survival. Good original door to tower stairs.

Listing NGR: TM4999980884

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
281900
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 06 Aug 2002
Reference: IOE01/08342/27
Rights: Copyright IoE Mrs Angela Clark. Source Historic England Archive
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