Church Of All Saints

16 Aug 2002
Church Of All Saints, Church Close, Shipdham, Breckland, Norfolk, IP25 7LX
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SHIPDHAM CHURCH CLOSE TF 9507 (north side) 14/81 Church of All Saints 30.5.60 GV I Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and some brick dressings. Rendered tower and slate roofs. Western tower; nave with south porch and north aisle; chancel with chapel and vestry to north.

Unbuttressed west tower, probably C13. Later wave and double ogee moulded west door with a lancet window above. Cinquefoil windows at first floor to north and south with a pedimented clock face to west. 2-light Y- traceried bell-openings and a C15 blind-traceried parapet. Post-Medieval double cupola with crocketted pinnacles, leaded roofs and a short spire with weather vane. 3 restored 3-light panel traceried windows to south.

2-storey porch with diagonal buttresses. Plain-chamfered entrance arch on polygonal responds with an ogee-headed statue niche above and a 3-light parvis window. Cusped 2-light side windows and a canted stair turret.

Plain-chamfered south doorway with one pair of nook shafts. 2 lancet nave windows to west of -porch. Plain-chamfered north aisle doorway with an adjacent stoup. 4 C19 3-light windows in Perpendicular style. 5 2- light clearstorey windows. C19 vestry with a re-set 3-light late-Medieval north chapel east window of 4 lights. 2 2-light chancel south windows with straight super-mullions flanking soufflets. Late C12 priest's door- way with angle rolls and a pair of nook shafts with carved capitals.

Early C14 5-light east window with reticulated trefoils. Interior. 5- bay C14 north arcade with plain chamfered arches of 2 orders on octagonal piers. Wave moulded chancel arch on semicircular responds. Late-Medieval 2-bay arcade between chancel and north chapel. Engaged pillar piscina in chancel with a 2-bay arcade on short columns with scallop capitals - late C12. North aisle roof probably post-Medieval with massive arched braces. Late-Medieval shallow pitched north chapel roof with 5 sets of butt-purlins. Arch braced principals carried on truncated wall posts and renewed wall braces. Early C17 polygonal pulpit with fluted frieze panels and restored stem and stairs. C15 lectern with Flamboyant tracery panels. Rustic Norman font on 5 columns with cushion capitals. Square bowl with angles chamfered off. Compass motifs and arcades in shallow relief. Second late-Medieval octagonal font with blind-traceried panels.

Listing NGR: TF9580007361


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Photographer: Bewes, Peter C.

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Ashlar, Brick, Flint, Lead, Render, Slate, Medieval Parish Church, Tudor Religious Ritual And Funerary, Elizabethan Church, Place Of Worship