Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1152882

Date first listed: 04-Oct-1960



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County: Norfolk

District: North Norfolk (District Authority)

Parish: Plumstead

National Grid Reference: TG 13254 34893


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TG 13 SW 7/81 4.10.60

PLUMSTEAD CHURCH STREET (north side) Church of St Michael


Parish church. C12; chancel of c.1300; C14 south aisle, demolished before C19; C15 clerestory and west tower; restored 1873. C12 herringbone masonry of iron conglomerate to north wall with original quoining at junction with chancel and tower; rest of knapped and unknapped flint with clunch ashlar dressings, partly rendered; gabled C19 plain tile roof with bands of fishscale tiles. Plan of nave and chancel with west tower. Chancel has C19 (probably 1873) 3-light perpendicular-style east window and, to south side, a 2-light window with trefoil heads and a similar one-light window of c.1300 flanked by offset buttresses; c.1873 organ chamber and C19 buttresses to north side. Nave has two 2-light geometrical-style windows and hood mould over chamfered pointed-arched doorway to south and gabled north porch with cinquefoiled lights and pointed arched doorway, all of c.1873. West tower of 3 stages with angle buttresses having blank tracery to stone plinths; hood mould over c.1873 west window; stair projection to north; 2-light cinquefoiled belfry windows with perpendicular tracery; gargoyles to corners of flushwork parapet with crocketed pinnacles. Interior: chancel has trefoil-headed piscina and drop sedilia of c.1300 and remains of Easter Sepulchre with modern colouring to fragmentary vaulting. C14 two-bay south arcade of 3 orders with hollow chamfers set on octagonal piers with moulded capitals; C15 tower arch with wave-moulded outer arch set on polygonal responds with embattled capitals. Mid C19 and C15 corbels to mid C19 hammerbeam roof to chancel and waggon roof with scissor braces and arch-braced principles to nave, all with C15 elements. Fittings: altar, reredos, litany desk and sanctuary provided as memorial to Captain Whiteside, d.1916; pews, pulpit, lectern and west screen of c.1873; C15 octagonal stone font. Memorial to Theophila Fleming, d.1743. Royal Arms of George VI to north wall. Stained glass: C15 figures in east window and C16-17 Flemish glass in south windows taken from Catton Hall, Norwich, in 1952.

Listing NGR: TG1325434893


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