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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: 1050984



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

County: Norfolk

District: Broadland

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Foulsham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 10-May-1961

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 227796

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5/12 10.5.61 Church of Holy Innocents

G.V. I

Mid C14 chancel, late C15 nave, aisles and tower. Built of flint, random rubble, ashlar and render with pantiled roofs. The tower of 4 stages with diagonal buttresses and flush work base, battlemented parapet with crocketed pinnacles. West door with arms of Lord Morley (circa 1500) and France and England Quarterly, in spandrel panels. Perpendicular West window, with above a griddled bell opening. Polygonal attached stair turret to north-east. North aisle with blocked north door, buttresses and 4 three-light perpendicular windows, and reticulated south window. South porch with angle buttresses, C14 blocked doorway and window. South aisle with late perpendicular windows, and buttresses. Chancel with curvilinear windows and diagonal buttresses with gable heads. Blocked door and priests door to north. East window C19 by C A Gibbs. Clerestory to nave and chancel late perpendicular. Roof of chancel and nave re-built and tiled in 1771 after the fire of 1770. Plaster ceiling over the nave with patera. C15 tower arch with ringing gallery. First 2 bays of north arcade C13, with circular piers capitals and abaci, possibly raised to match the other bays of C15 work which have polygonal projections. South arcade perpendicular with octagonal piers. Chancel arch decorated. C14 stained glass fragments in eastern chancel windows. Sedilia and piscina mainly C19. Font in perpendicular style dates from after the fire. Monument in chancel to Sir Thomas Hunt (1616). Three depressed arches and kneeling under them, Sir Thomas and his wives. Oak linenfold panels in C19 frame on east chancel wall: (Reverend Thomas Quarles MA, RN) History and Antiquities of Foulsham 1842.

Listing NGR: TG0328225064

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Quarles, T, History and Antiquities of Foulsham, (1842)

National Grid Reference: TG 03282 25064


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