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Statutory Address:

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Breckland (District Authority)
Little Cressingham
National Grid Reference:
TF 87194 00035


LITTLE CRESSINGHAM FAIRSTEAD LANE TF 80 SE (north side) 10/33 Church of St.Andrew 23:6:60

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Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and some brick dressings. Corrugated concrete tile and plaintile roofs. Former tower porch to south of nave (one and a half sides have collapsed). Aisled nave. 2 westernmost bays of nave and westernmost south aisle bay roofless. 2 north aisle bays demolished except for west wall. Chancel. C15 fragmentary tower with 2 surviving angle buttresses and a fragment of wave and double ogee moulded eastern entrance jamb. No bell openings. Stoop beside moulded south doorway. West wall with chequered flushwork plinth, the stone simulated with mortar. Large west window reduced to a late-Medieval flat headed 2-light window. Aisle wall with a 3-light window simulated in flushwork. South aisle with 3 3-light south windows with mouchettes beneath 4-centred arches and a similar east window. C19 north aisle with tracery imitating the south aisle. 5 2-light cusped Y-traceried clearstorey windows. Chancel with one C14 2-light window with cusped soufflet to north. 2 blocked windows to south with tracery stumps remaining. Moulded priest's doorway. 3-light east window with tracery based on remaining stumps, crudely re-instated. Present entrance to west in brick wall dividing the roofed church from the ruin. Fine Perpendicular arcades, each pier consisting of opposing half-shafts against a narrow wave- moulded core which rises uninterrupted to form outer order of arch. Wave- moulded inner order supported on half-shafts. Plain chamfered chancel arch. Chancel has an arched trilobe piscina with carved terminals.

Listing NGR: TF8719400035


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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: 02 Oct 2006
Reference: IOE01/16175/03
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Kenneth D'Maurney-Gibbons. Source Historic England Archive
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