CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1077337
Date first listed:
30-May-1960
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS, MILL STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS, MILL STREET

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

County:
Norfolk
District:
Breckland (District Authority)
Parish:
Swanton Morley
National Grid Reference:
TG 01957 17357

Details

TG 01 NW, 4/37

SWANTON MORLEY, MILL STREET (south-east side)

Church of All Saints

30/05/60

I

Parish church. Begun before 1379 when a bequest was made to the rebuilding of the church. Flint with ashlar and some brick dressings. West tower flanked by aisles; aisled nave with south porch; chancel with rib-vaulted crypt beneath eastern part and modern vestry to north. Lower stages of tower with western angle buttresses infilled with diagonal sections of walling, providing space for a stair to south. Elaborate plinth with flushwork and blind quatrefoils covering also western ends of aisles. Moulded 2-centred west doorway with a 3-light traceried window above with embattled transom. Upper 2 stages of tower probably C15 with diagonal buttresses, sound holes with reticulated tracery and very large 4-light bell openings with Perpendicular tracery. Crenellated parapet with flushwork. Eight exceptional very tall early Perpendicular 3-light aisle windows with flat heads beneath relieving arches. Embattled transoms at mid height, panel traceried heads, quatrefoil spandrels and elaborate cusping. West aisle windows similar but with arched heads. East aisle windows of four lights especially close in design to some of the choir clearstorey windows of Norwich Cathedral (c.1370). Six 3-light plainly traceried chancel windows with a 5-light east window. Priest's doorway to south. Eight quatrefoil clerestorey windows and a 3-light traceried window in eastern nave gable. Moulded north and south doorways with floral carvings. C15 south porch with original roof timbers.

INTERIOR. Three deeply moulded tower arches on semicircular responds. Contemporary chancel arch. 4-bay arcade supported on slender piers with opposing semicircular responds on the east/west axis and uninterrupted continuation of arch mouldings on the north and south sides. Arch-braced nave roof with moulded wall plate and alternate wall posts. Restored hammer-beam chancel roof. Arch-braced aisle roofs originally double-pitched, but now lean-to after replacement of common rafters. Rustic, probably post-Medieval, seating with shaped bench ends. Plain octagonal font.

Listing NGR: TG0195717357

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
220784
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 17 Jul 2002
Reference: IOE01/07436/20
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Giles. Source Historic England Archive
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