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Statutory Address:

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

South Norfolk (District Authority)
Pulham St. Mary
National Grid Reference:
TM 21232 85271


1. 5321 PULHAM ST MARY THE STREET (north side) Church of St Mary TM 2185 15A/1A 7.12.59


2. Mainly C14 and C15 with mid C13 chancel. Restored 1886-7 by Bodley. Nave with Perpendicular north windows, clerestory and south aisle. Mid C13 chancel with two lancets in north wall and later four-light east window with reticulated tracery. Tall west tower with embattled parapet with flushwork panelling and with diagonal buttresses. Very fine C15 two-storeyed south porch with ashlar front and flushwork-panelled sides, reticulated openwork parapet with pinnacles. Fleurons on the jambs and arch of doorway moulting, crested capitals, spandrels depicting the Annunciation. Flanked by pair of niches. A frieze of studs and above two, two-light windows and five niches. Interior of porch has moulded and crenellated ceiling beams. Interior: Perpendicular four-bay south arcade, with double-chamfered arches and quatrefoil piers with foils. Arch-braced nave roof with tiebeams. South aisle roof arch-braced with tracery in spandrels. Good mid C13 double piscina in chancel with intersecting arches. C19 painted chancel roof with arch-braces. Screen with ten painted figures in panelled base, the upper parts restored by Bodley in 1886-7. Organ case also by Bodley. Good set of C15 benches with poppy-heads bench ends and traceried panel backs to westernmost benches. Timber staircase leading to ringing chamber in west end. Early C14 stained glass in head of north east window of nave, and C15 figures in head of another north window. C15 octagonal font.

Listing NGR: TM2123285271


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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: 20 Aug 2004
Reference: IOE01/12931/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr A James MacDowell. Source Historic England Archive
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