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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: 1050541



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

County: Norfolk

District: South Norfolk

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Little Melton

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 26-Nov-1959

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 226943

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2/58 Church of St. Mary 26.11.59 and All Saints


Parish church, early C14, flint with stone dressings, plain tiles. West tower, nave, north and south aisles, south porch, chancel. Square tower with shallow diagonal buttresses; Perpendicular 3-light west windows; Y tracery bell openings (that to west with apex lost); embattled parapet with brick dressings. South nave rendered; south aisle with raised parapet to west, tar felt roof; 3 wide openings with Y tracery and lozenge under 4-centred arch; Y tracery to east of aisle. 2 scratch dials to south-east quoin of south aisle. South porch with gable parapet and pantiles; south facade with flint flushwork with late C15 brick, similar brick dressings; double chamfered arch with polygonal jambs; small lancets to porch returns. Plain chamfered south doorway with deeply undercut hood mould and king and queen figure stops. Shorter north aisle, east and west windows and 2 north windows as to south aisle. North doorway as south doorway. Chancel with two lancets to south, lancet and Y tracery opening to north; 2-light east window with reticulated tracery. Interior: 4 bay arcade to south and 2 bay arcade to north, both of C14 with octagonal piers, moulded capitals, double chamfered arches with hollow outer chamfers, foliage corbels to responds. Similar chancel arch. Chancel: roof renewed; double piscina and double sedilia; C15 painted screen with Decorated tracery to panels and ogee headed lights with Decorated tracery; altar rails of reused Decorated tracery with brattishing from C15 screen; return stalls incorporating panels with similar tracery; stalls with reused wood from panels of former screen; C17 table frame of unpolished wood with turned legs, each leg now with additional leg to match; frame supports repositioned mensa of Purbeck marble; east wall with metal commandment and credo panelled boards. Wall paintings on east wall, c.1300, of Annunciation with Archangel to left and Virgin to right; north wall with mural monument, 1656, to Richard and Bridgett Scottowe, black and white marble with heraldic cartouche above; below 4 small copper plates, C17 and C18, finely engraved to members of the Scottowe family (silversmiths), all framed in marble; south wall with mural monument 1718 to Thomas and Mary Johnson, white marble with convex face, sculptured arms below, flanking Corinthian columns. Nave: roof renewed; brick floor; pulpit of panels of C15 screen with Decorated tracery and brattishing as to Rails, two panels to interior with traces of pigment, one of a figure, north wall with wall paintings, one c.1300 of two seated ladies with rosaries: C13 octagonal font of Purbeck marble with shallow blank arcades to splayed faces, bowl supported by central column and 8 small colonettes. North and South aisles: some original rafters, north aisle with early baording; wall plates above arcades, that to south aisle moulded; stumps of former rafters below wall plates; stoup inside south doorway; curved steps from north aisle to former rood loft, former piscina to north aisle now in arcade respond, trefoil head with trefoils to spandrels. Some wall paintings to north aisle.

Listing NGR: TG1534106912

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National Grid Reference: TG 15341 06912


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