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East Suffolk (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TM 53844 98062


CORTON CHURCH LANE TM 59 NW 2/11 Church of St. Bartholomew 27.11.54 II* Parish church. Medieval; in ruins by C17, with partial restoration during C18, C19 and C20. Nave, chancel, west tower, south porch; the only parts in use are the chancel and the easternmost bay of the nave, although at the time of survey (June 1985) further accommodation was under construction within the shell of the nave. Flint rubble, the lower parts of the tower and chancel faced with knapped flint; stone dressings. Pantiled roof. C15 square tower, quite tall: diagonal buttresses with 3 off-sets and a crenellated parapet enriched with flushwork panels. Original 3-light west window, now blocked; square pierced stone openings at ringing chamber level; belfry openings with missing tracery. The C14 3-bay nave had Perpendicular-style windows, now missing except in the eastern bay where they have been renewed. Original moulded doorways to north and south. C15 porch, much restored in C20. Good C14 chancel: tall 2-light side windows in the Decorated style, with reticulated tracery motifs; large 5-light east window. Interior. The part of the church in use was re-roofed in 1870. In the south nave are the rood loft stairs and a simple piscina. In the chancel is a combined piscina and triple sedilia with crocketted ogee arches: this was installed early C20 and incorporates part of the original discovered in a nearby house. Well- preserved octagonal font of c.1500, the panels of the bowl carved alternately with lions and with angels bearing shields; angels to the bowl underside and 4 lions against the stem. Stone reredos installed 1913, incorporating some medieval work. A C14 carved cross from the east gable is stored inside the chancel.

Listing NGR: TM5384498062


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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: 29 Jul 2002
Reference: IOE01/07055/30
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Barlow. Source Historic England Archive
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