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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: 1077430



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

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland

District Type: District Authority

Parish: North Lopham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 16-Jul-1958

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 220596

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6/77 Church of St. Nicholas 16/7/58 - I

Parish church. Early C14 chancel and nave, mid C14 south aisle and porch, western tower c:1470-1500. Partly rendered flint with ashlar dressings with plain tiled roofs and slate porch. Chancel restored 1862. Tower in 3 stages. High flushwork plinth with monograms on south face : crowned T (Trinity); crowned MR (Maria Regina); crowned A (St. Andrew - previous dedication). Arched west door below 2-light Perpendicular window. Diagonal buttresses also with flushwork. 2-light Y ringing chamber and belfry windows. Crenellated parapet. South face has ashlar inscription panels representing donors and saints reading from the top : MRA (Maria Regina and Andrew); PD RD (unidentified); W. A (William Aleyn, donations 1500); JB (John Barker, donations 1486); MB (Marion Bussle); RB (Robert Bolle, donations 1500); Pray for the souls of John Kailli. Crenellated south aisle with diagonal buttresses and 4 alternating windows either 2-light reticulated or 2-light with flower motif, the east window being the latter and of 3 lights. Lancet to west of chancel, arched priest's door and 2-light flowing window of 1862. 3-light restored reticulated east window. Slate lean-to C19 north vestry and one restored 2-light window to north chancel. 2 stepped brick buttresses support north nave wall pierced 2 2-light Perpendicular panel windows, one restored Y window and arched north door. Interior. 4 bay arcade on bevelled elongated piers with demi-shafts east and west carrying polygonal capitals. Sunk quadrant arch mouldings. Tall tower arch. C19 aisle, nave and chancel roofs, the latter scissor braced. Fine C14 octagonal font, the bowl tapering and with lightly cut tracery motifs, the stem cut with rolls and flutes, some with wave mouldings. Early C17 crown cover with ball finial. Painted Royal Arms of George III on south aisle wall. Lead plate to church wardens hangs on south door dated 1795. North door blocked, as is chancel priest's door. Bench sedilia and trefoil piscina in chancel.

Listing NGR: TM0363082549

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National Grid Reference: TM 03630 82549


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