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King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District Authority)
Flitcham with Appleton
National Grid Reference:
TF 72506 26627


FLITCHAM WITH APPLETON FLITCHAM TF 72 NW 3/18 Church of St. Mary if.8.60 II* Parish church, Cll and C14, restored 1881. Uncoursed flint with stone dressings, slate roof. Central tower, nave, south aisle and porch, ruined south chapel; chancel lost. 3 stage square tower with some Sandringham sandstone, carstone, Roman tiles and erratics, carstone quoins; steep pitched roof line to east and south, inserted 3-light east window with intersecting tracery and plain leaded lights with intersecting tracery, above a triangular headed blocked wide lancet; small lancet inserted 1901 to north face; 2nd stage with flush carstone arcade of 3 semi-circular headed blank arches to each face, below arcade to south within gable of former roof a narrow semi-circular headed window with carstone dressings; C14 recessed bell stage with stone dressings embattled parapet with string course below having 2 gargoyles to east, one each to north and south, 2-light bell openings with reticulated tracery. Nave with hollow chamfered stone cornice, stone kneelers to west having 3 pomegranates; clerestorey to south of 4 double lancets of 1881, south aisle with west kneeler as nave, 3-light west window of 1881 with central light lower under large quatrefoil, angle buttress to west, 3 Y tracery openings to south of 1881, buttresses between. South porch with diagonal buttresses and kneelers as nave; arch with slender shafts moulded above capitals, small trefoil headed niche over, arch within blocked archway having voussoirs of alternate brick and flint; returns with double trefoil headed ogee lights under square head; boarded roof of 1881, head corbels at angles for former roof, shelly limestone side benches, south doorway renewed of plain chamfered arch with hood mould. North nave with some Sandringham sandstone, 2 stepped buttresses, doorway as south; three windows of 1881 within larger blocked openings, the central window as to west of south aisle, those on either side of 3 lights with intersecting tracery. West facade with stone plinth, Sandringham sandstone and carstone in base, west window of 1881 of 4 lights having intersecting tracery above, 2 semi-circular headed lancets in gable. Early C14 roofless ruined chapel to south of tower, slender Y tracery to south having scratch dial in left jamb, wide diagonal buttresses. Interior: 4 bay arcade to south with double chamfered arches and piers of clustered polygonal shafts, waggon roof of 1881 with bosses. Central tower acts as chancel, Cll semi-circular arch to chancel with carstone dressings and imposts (renewed with stone), wide piscina to north with semi-circular arch having roll moulding, remains of blocked semi-circular arch to south having inserted door to C19 vestry. Octagonal black marble font in Early English style c.1880 from church of St. Mary Magdelene Sandringham q.v. 2/47, stiff-leaf bases to cusps of arcade arches to lower bowl, polygonal C19 font cover with crockets.

Listing NGR: TF7250626627


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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: 01 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/04706/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Alan Francis Polaine. Source Historic England Archive
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