Church Of St Remigius

22 Aug 1999
Church Of St Remigius, Norwich Road, Hethersett, South Norfolk, Norfolk, NR9 3DD
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

TG 10 SE HETHERSETT NORWICH ROAD (south-east side) 5/45 Church of St. Remigius 26.11.59 II*

Parish church, C14, restored 1874, flint with some erratics, stone dressings, lead and slate roofs. West tower, nave with two roof lines, chancel, north and south aisles, north and south transepts, north porch.

4-stage west tower with lead fleche and embattled parapet; 5-stepped diagonal buttresses and plinth with flint chequered flushwork: western buttresses with cusped niches; renewed 3-light west window breaking string course, Decorated tracery, cusped niche above; second stage with slits to all 4 faces (that to east now within nave); third stage with clockface to north; C14 2-light tall openings breaking string course, ogee-headed lights and decorated tracery. Internal stair to south-west angle having pierced quatrefoil lights; some bricks within flintwork. Nave: restored 1874, 3 bays to west with slate roof, 2 bays to east with lower pitched roof of lead, gable between with added studwork and barge boards. Clerestorey 2-light openings all of 1874, 6 each to north and south of 2 lights under a quatrefoil. 3 to west under basket heads, 3 to east with 4-centred arches and quatrefoils. North porch: 2 storeys, broken flint, lead roof and gable parapet; Perpendicular arch with side shafts having salamanders to capitals; angel stops to hood and angels within spandrels; 2-light opening above with panel tracery, empty niches to left and right. Porch returns with 2-light openings with panel tracery renewed, east return with stone shield bearing Passion symbols. Porch interior with tierceron vault with sculptured bosses, the ribs spring from corbels with mythical beasts. Renewed perpendicular doorway with a double-leaved door having wrought iron decorative panels.

North aisle with 4 renewed openings of 2 ogee-headed lights under a quatrefoil; south aisle similar but with 4 large stepped brick buttresses and stepped string course running into square hood mould of 4-centred south doorway; both aisles with similar west openings. Chancel and transepts rebuilt 1874 (the chancel having been in ruins since C16). Facings of field flints; transepts attached to aisles with straight buttresses; diagonal buttresses to east transepts and to chancel. Transept openings and north and south openings to chancel of 2 trefoil-headed lights under a quatrefoil.

3-light east window of early C14 with Decorated tracery. Gable crosses to chancel, east nave and porch. Interior: 5 bay arcade north and south with quatrefoil piers and double hollow chamfered arches; Perpendicular tower arch with semi-circular jambs, all painted with floral decoration and texts 1866; seating of 1857. Roof renewed C19. Chancel arch and arches to transepts with C19 quatrefoil jambs and double hollow chamfered arches.

Chancel with angle piscina in C13 style with red marble colonette. C14 trefoil headed piscina to south aisle. Octagonal font with varied cusped figures to faces, bowl supported by central column and 8 small limestone colonettes. High doorway to tower stair in north-west angle with pointed arch and medieval boarded door. Mural monument in south aisle to Isaac Motham 1703/4 by W. Stanton, inscription flanked by Corinthian columns under broken segmental pediment containing achievement, putti at base. 13 Tournai marble ledger slabs 1633-1816, many heraldic, including 1816 to "John Luke Iselin Esq. a native of the City of Bazil in Switzerland ... Eminent Merchant and Manufacturer in Norwich". Rails to north and south aisle chapels of early spade-headed bench ends; C17 base to south aisle Table.

Listing NGR: TG1608204918


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0683 IOE Records taken by Keith Erskine; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Keith Erskine. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Erskine, Keith

Rights Holder: Erskine, Keith


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