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Ordnance survey map of CHURCH OF ST MARY MAGDALENE
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King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TF 72082 13856


PENTNEY - TF 71 SW 10/72 Church of St. Mary 15.8.60 Magdelene I Parish church, C12 and later. Rendered carstone, slate roof. West tower, long nave and chancel now in one, south porch. Tower of uncoursed whole flint with some brick, tiles and limestone; stone dressings; 4 stepped diagonal buttresses; chequerwork plinth; 2-light west window with panel tracery, rendered brick mullion, above a reset gargoyle and a small trefoil headed light with hood mould; string course to bell stage, 2-light bell openings with reticulated tracery; embattled parapet with flint chequerwork, large gargoyles to south, west and north. South nave of rendered carstone, openings to left and right of central porch both of 3 lights with cusped ogee heads with mouchette under a square head. Small C12 semi-circular headed lancet to left of porch. Gabled porch, rendered; chamfered arch with polygonal jambs. Double chamfered south doorway with deeply undercut hood mould. Chancel of carstone rubble with stone dressings, upper eaves courses of galletted carstone blocks; south chancel with central priest's door, 2-light opening under quatrefoil to right, tall 2-light opening to left with panel tracery under 4-centred arch, lights with low transom. East window with narrow 3-light opening having Decorated tracery part renewed. North nave of rendered carstone, north chancel of carstone and limestone rubble with upper courses of galletted carstone blocks; 4 lancets. Double hollow chamfered north doorway with head renewed, stoup recess to left. Interior: 12 bay roof of 1850, nave of 8 bays with arched braces, chancel of 4 bays with scissor braces. Central 4 bays of nave with C12 thicker walls north and south now raised; walls incorporate to north and south fragments of C12 interlaced arcading, semi-circular headed arches rising from shafts with cushion capitals. South nave window to east with rear arch having reset detached column to east angle having cushion capital at base and top, moulded segmental rear arch; grotesque corbel set below sill of third lancet from east; large tall piscina with plain trefoil head. Plain octagonal font on fat octagonal stem, base of bowl and stem with deeply undercut mouldings. Plain tower arch.

Listing NGR: TF7208213856


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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: 03 Oct 1999
Reference: IOE01/01829/31
Rights: Copyright IoE Graham Brown. Source Historic England Archive
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