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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: 1077855



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

County: Norfolk

District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Ryston

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 09-Jul-1951

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 221463

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TF 60 SW 5/17

RYSTON, BEXWELL, Church of St. Mary The Virgin



Parish church. Early C12 west tower, nave and continuous chancel, altered C14 and C15, restored 1874: Carstone with ashlar dressings and slate roof. 4 stage circular tower with late C14 octagonal belfry. 2-light Perpendicular west window under basket arch. Round-headed ringing chamber door and ring of blocked ashlar lancets above. Belfry above string course with 2-light Perpendicular windows and battlements. Gabled south porch with diagonal buttresses and 2-light Perpendicular side windows. 4-centred arch below pointed relieving arch of brick. Hood mould over inner south door on head stops. Holy water stoup to right and C15 statuary niche above apex with finial and incised vaulting. Nave pierced with one pointed C12 lancet north and south and additional smaller north lancet. Flat buttresses to nave and chancel and angle to east. One 2-light cusped Y window north and south and one 3-light C19 Perpendicular windows to east. East window is group of 3 lancets of 1874. North nave has large stepped late C18 brick buttress. Interior. Tall round- headed tower arch on square imposts. C12 lancets deeply splayed. C19 screen at west end of nave. Stepped sedilia in chancel with cinquefoiled piscina, the head of which is adapted to form aumbry. C19 king post roof.

Listing NGR: TF6314003409

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National Grid Reference: TF 63140 03409


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