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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1050328



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

County: Norfolk

District: South Norfolk

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Hempnall

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 07-Dec-1959

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 225475

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1. 5321 HEMPNALL CHURCH PLAIN Church of St Margaret TM 2494 9B/1 7.12.59


2. Pre-conquest origin with long-and-short quoins at north-west angle of nave. Rebuilt in C13 and C14. North and south aisles with renewed Perpendicular window, the north windows with straight heads, the south aisle with embattled parapet. C13 two bay north arcade with round piers and capitals with abaci and double-chamfered asiles. Early C14 three-bay south arcade with octagonal piers and sunk-quadrant mouldings. Third bay to east is C19. Truncated chancel. C15 two storeyed south porch with window above entrance flanked by niches. Early C14 west tower with diagonal buttresses to belfry height, embattled parapet, two-light bell-openings with Y-tracery, and weathervane dated 1727. Interior: C19 roofs. C15 octagonal font with beasts and figures and figures of angels with shields against the stem and bowl. C17 altar table. Built of rubble with ashlar dressings, with slate and lead roofs. Some C18 headstones in churchyard.

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National Grid Reference: TM 24121 94454


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