CHURCH OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1077249

Date first listed: 23-Jun-1960

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MARY

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: CHURCH OF ST MARY

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

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland (District Authority)

Parish: Lynford

National Grid Reference: TL 83603 92898

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Details

TL 89 SW LYNFORD WEST TOFTS

8/34 Church of St.Mary 23:6:60 I

Disused church. Medieval tower and nave; chancel and south chapel of c.1850 designed by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin for the Rev. Augustus Sutton. Flint with ashlar and some brick dressings. Decorative plaintile roofs with traceried ridge tiles. West tower; nave with south porch, north aisle and south transept; chancel with vestry to north. C15 west tower with diagonal buttresses. Flushwork decoration on buttresses and plinth. Plinth with the names of benefactors carved in raised gothic lettering. 2-light panel- traceried west window. 2-light bell-openings beneath 4-centred arches. Crenellated parapet with crocketted corner pinnacles. Nave and north aisle heavily restored including refacing and new tracery. North aisle with double pitched roof and 5 2-light windows and one 3-light window in Decorated style. South wall with 3 2-light Y-traceried windows. South porch and doorway in C14 style. South chapel with an arched tomb recess below. East wall with a small lancet cutting into angle between chapel and chancel. Chancel taller than nave with a Sanctus bell cote on gable. Gabled buttresses. 3 2-light south windows in Decorated style, a 5-light east window in similar style and 3 similar 2-light windows to north. Vestry incorporates a picturesque timber framed stair turret leading to organ loft. Interior. Plain chamfered tower arch supported on carved angels. Early C14 4-bay arcade with quatrefoil piers supporting hollow-chamfered arches of 2 orders. 2 C19 crossing arches in C14 manner: to west with wave moulding and more elaborate to east with filletted shafts to responds and deep arch mouldings. South chapel with elaborate tomb canopy in memory of Mary Sutton. Painted stone and 6 marble shafts supporting tri-lobe arches with crocketted gables. Cusped angle piscina in nave. Painted parclose screen in north aisle with tracery in late-Medieval style;the sanctuary has an elaborate C14 cusped tomb recess. Chancel screen with tracery, painting and rood loft. Some remaining choir stalls in chancel and a wooden triple sedilia. Cusped piscina. Very elaborate stone and marble reredos with carved figures beneath canopies. Fine encaustic tiles. Cantilevered organist's balcony with painted figures (organ removed). Painted chancel roof. C14 octagonal font with angel corbels. Stained glass by Hardman. B. Haward, C19 Norfolk Stained Glass, 1984. This building is situated in the Stanford Battle Area.

Listing NGR: TL8360392898

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 220981

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Haward, B, Nineteenth Century Norfolk Stained Glass, (1984)

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