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Breckland (District Authority)
South Pickenham
National Grid Reference:
TF 85693 04167


SOUTH PICKENHAM TF 80 SE 10/56 Church of All Saints 23.6.60


Parish church. Fabric generally 14th century and 15th century with some 17th century rebuilding work following the collapse of the roof in 1604. Base of tower probably 12th century. Flint with brick and limestone dressings; pantiled roof. West tower, nave, chancel, north porch. Round west tower with 14th century octagonal upper stage. The octagonal stage has restored 2-light bell openings with cusped Y-tracery and roll-moulded quoins to angles. Small semi-circular headed west window. Windows in north wall of nave and south wall of chancel are of two lights with cusped 'Y' tracery c. 1300. The south wall of the nave has one 2-light late Decorated window, a large blocked opening with a later square drip mould now truncating the arched head, a two light window with 'Y' tracery, the mullion rebuilt in ovolo-moulded brick, and a 2-light Decorated window with a restored elliptical head. Staged buttresses of flint and brick with stone dressings. East wall has angle buttresses and a 4-light reticulated window under an ogee headed arch. Small cusped niche below east window. The north wall of the chancel has a projecting pier, semi-circular on plan, with a pantile capping, possibly an old flue. Priests door with segmental head adjoining a 3-light Perpendicular window. The westernmost window in the north wall of nave is 2-light late Decorated/early Perpendicular Large brick buttresses with stone copings. North porch of brick and flint, much rebuilt.

Interior: nave roof probably 17th century, rebuilt in 1907: quadrant moulded tie beams with curious shallow arch braces to wall posts. Wooden cornice with poker-work decoration. Chancel roof boarded, with wooden coving. Continuous hood mould over south chancel windows supported at west end on shaft with Romanesque capital. Dropped cill sedilia and angle piscina to easternmost window, 14th century. Carved corbels for roof loft remain in nave walls. Painting: the south nave wall has a 14th century St. Christopher and the remains of text in the reveal of the easternmost window; two later panels of text on the north wall. 17th century wooden plaque, now very decayed, in base of window in south nave wall. Good polygonal pulpit on ball feet with raised and fielded panelled sides, probably early 18th century. Good 17th century and 18th century wall monuments in chancel, including two identical tablets on each side of alter, by John Ivory of Norwich, dated 1759 and 1790. 14th century octagonal font with quatrefoil panels to bowl and cored stem. Fine organ case by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, re-set from West Tofts, St.Mary.

Listing NGR: TF8569304167


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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: 04 Mar 2002
Reference: IOE01/05329/28
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