Church Of St Nicholas

Date:
14 Mar 2003
Location:
Church Of St Nicholas, Cranworth, Breckland, Norfolk, NR9 4PJ
Reference:
IOE01/07734/16
Type:
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Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

CRANWORTH WOODRISING TF 90 SE 9/18 Church of St. Nicholas 30.5.60 GV I

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and some brick dress- ings. Lead roofs. Ruined western tower; nave with south aisle and south porch; chancel. Parts of the north and south walls of the west tower are standing with a fragment of the western ashlar jamb of the south first floor opening. C14 traceried circular window to west wall of south aisle. 3 traceried 3-light Perpendicular south windows beneath 4-centred arches with carved head label stops. Similar blocked eastern south aisle window and a single similar window to north. C14 moulded nave doorways with carved head label stops. (North doorway blocked). Restored late-Medieval porch with 2-light side windows and a 4-centred entrance arch. Late-Medieval south door with moulded cover strips. Chancel with 2 Perpendicular 3-light traceried windows. Priest's door to north, possibly leading to/from a former vestry. C14 3-light east window of unusual design with a central cusped mandorla forming a pair of subsidiary lozenge shaped cusped lights.

Interior. 3-bay C14 arcade with quatrefoil piers and wave-moulded arches.

Contemporary chancel arch with the inner order supported on carved head corbels. Easternmost bay of south aisle is connected to the chancel by an arch over a table tomb and by squints to either side. Restored late Medieval roofs to nave and aisle; the nave roof has hammerbeams and the aisle roof braces with traceried spandrels. Double piscinae in chancel with cusped ogee heads and foiled spandrels. Triple sedilia under a single 4-centred arch. Southwell monument to north side of chancel consisting of a 3-bay colonnade of channelled Renaissance columns supporting a full entablature and opening onto a tomb chest with the life-size effigy of Sir Richard Southwell (died 1564) in alabaster. Arched recess above display- ing family arms. Jacobean polygonal pulpit on single stem with a carved lunette frieze and back-plate. Late-Medieval table-tomb with cusped lozenges and blank shields. Holy water stoup beside doorway.

Listing NGR: TF9884103475

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE\Bewes_Peter C. IOE Records for Bewes, Peter C.; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

Copyright IoE Mr Peter C. Bewes. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Bewes, Peter C.

Rights Holder: Bewes, Peter C.

Keywords

Ashlar, Brick, Flint, Lead, Medieval Parish Church, Tudor Religious Ritual And Funerary, Elizabethan Church, Place Of Worship, Table Tomb, Tomb, Funerary Site, Chest Tomb, Commemorative Monument, Commemorative, Effigy