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Statutory Address:

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Broadland (District Authority)
Lingwood and Burlingham
National Grid Reference:
TG 37228 08247



8/31 Church of St. Edmund. 25.9.62.

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Parish church. Some C12 work, but fabric mainly C14 and C15, restored in 1872. Flint with limestone dressings and brick gable to porch; thatched roof continuous over nave and chancel. West tower, nave, chancel, south porch. Square C15 west tower with diagonal staged buttresses; upper stage of tower reconstructed with crude 3-light bell openings and stepped parapet dressed in gault brick. Three light Perpendicular west window; small cusped openings on south and west. Polygonal stair turret at north west corner. South porch with red brick gable, parapeted with tumbling in. Semi-circular headed opening. Norman north and south doorways; the south has one order of shafts with capitals carved with volutes and chevron-moulded arch. Corbel-head over arch. Pointed inner arch with continuous hollow chamfer. Bench on east side of porch supported on re-set carved stone corbels. South nave and chancel windows of c.1300 : 2-light with 'Y' tracery. 4-light east window with inter- secting tracery. Small 2-light Decorated window in north chancel wall, its head partly blocked. 3-light Perpendicular window in north wall of nave. Adjoining small lancet, now blocked. North doorway now blocked in brick : one order of shafts with scallop-moulded capitals (shafts missing) supporting an arch possibly intended to have beak-head ornament, but left uncarved. Single-framed scissor braced nave roof with ashlar pieces to walls. C15 nave roof with roll-moulded arch-braced principals and embattled cornice. Square headed screen with remains of painted panels in base; upper section has ogee arches with panel tracery above. Fine C15 pulpit with 8 panels of original colour and the inscription "Inter natos mulierum non serrexit major Johanne Baptista." The panels are finely traceried and divided by tall buttresses. Early C17 backboard and octagonal tester. On the north nave wall a faint C14 painting of St. Christopher. Octagonal C13 font with open trussed ogee cover. Good set of nave benches with poppyhead ends and carvings of animals and figures on arm rests. Most benches have pierced or traceried backs. C17 communion rail with turned posts and balusters. Fresco on chancel south wall depicting the martyrdom of Becket. Choir stalls with head carvings on poppyhead ends.

Listing NGR: TG3722808247


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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: 27 Sep 1999
Reference: IOE01/01066/02
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr W.E. Butland. Source Historic England Archive
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