CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1077839
Date first listed:
08-Jul-1959
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL, SAXON WAY

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL, SAXON WAY

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

County:
Norfolk
District:
King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District Authority)
Parish:
Wormegay
National Grid Reference:
TF 67417 12027

Details

TF 61 SE WORMEGAY SAXON WAY

2/53 Church of St Michael

8.7.59 _ II*

Parish church. Late C14 west tower, continuous nave and chancel of C13 origin, the former rebuilt 1893 by C H Loht of London, the latter completely altered. Carstone, some sandstone and ashlar dressings. Plain tiled roof. 3 stage tower, but outwardly of 2 stages. Diagonal buttresses to second stage have carved shields within quatrefoils on plinths. 2-light 4-centred west window of Perpendicular tracery. Relief carving above of Crucifixion of medieval date. String course below 2-light segmental pointed belfry windows. Restored crenellated parapet. Polygonal stair tower to south-west added 1896. One buttress to nave and chancel south side. Arched south door and 5 C19 windows : paired lancet, single lancet, 2-light square headed and 2 2-light Perpendicular chancel windows. 3-light east window C15 with supermullions and stepped transoms. North side of church with same fenestration as south, a blocked door to chancel and a diagonal buttress at west end. Interior. Tall double chamfered tower arch. Late C14 octagonal font, the bowl decorated with shields within quatrefoils. Roof of moulded arched braces alternately dropping to corbels at wall plate or to wall posts with capitals and bases. Moulded collars carry braces to principals and ridge piece. Ashlaring, wind-bracing and 2 tiers moulded butt purlins. Main arched brace at original division of nave and chancel is trefoiled each side. Medieval tomb slab with foliated latin cross in chancel. To right and left of each window an ogeed cusped and sub-cusped niche within square surround of late C14. Substantial remains of paint including painted lierne vaults.

Listing NGR: TF6741712027

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
221527
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: 23 Sep 1999
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