Church of All Saints


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Church of All Saints, Church Road


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Statutory Address:
Church of All Saints, Church Road

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

King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 62254 98114


TL 6298 19/7

HILGAY CHURCH ROAD Church of All Saints


GV II* Parish church. Brick west tower of 1794, remainder of carstone with ashlar dressings: late C14 south aisle, nave and chancel 1869-70 by G.E Street. No north aisle. Slate roofs.

Two stage tower supported by angle buttresses to first stage where belfry is set back at string course. Three-light timber west window. Roundels to north end south. Arched belfry windows with timber trellis screen. Crenellated parapet. West wall of south aisle with remains of early C13 quoining and three-light round-headed Perpendicular window. Flat buttresses to south flank and three three-light renewed Perpendicular windows. Crenellated parapet. Three-light reticulated C14 aisle east window and diagonal buttress to corner. Chancel with flat and diagonal buttresses. One two-light arched window to south supporting rounded trefoil in head. To north one similar window supporting a roundel. Five-light intersecting east window with trefoils and quatrefoils. Transeptal vestry to nave under gabled roof with depressed ogival door below three-light window. Nave with flat buttresses and three three-light arched windows of reticulated or trefoiled pattern.

Interior: four bay arcade of octagonal piers on plinths. Moulded capitals support double chamfered arches. Two eastern bays at division of south-east chapel of reduced height and have two groups of four-light triforium openings above. All is C19. Nave roof of tie beams and queen posts with arched braces to collars. Above collars trusses become scissor braced. South aisle roof of arched braces pierced with wheel and tracery patterns. A number of late C15 poppyheads survive on C19 benches.

Remains of late medieval screen beneath west gallery: three bays to right and left of opening with Perpendicular tracery head, the latter completely renewed. Two similar parclose screens to north and west of south-east chapel. Large C19 oak eagle lectern. Marble and ashlar pulpit of circular form decorated in polychromatic manner.

Wall monument to Henry Howe and Ursula, his wife, 1592: marble with strapwork surround framing three kneeling opposed figures within semi-circular coffered arch. Shields in spandrels below plain architrave.

Listing NGR: TL6225498114


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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: 24 Oct 2001
Reference: IOE01/05608/23
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Richard Egerton. Source Historic England Archive
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