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South Norfolk (District Authority)
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TM 43931 96897


HADDISCOE CHURCH LANE TM 49 NW 7/13 Church of St. Mary 5.9.60 - I

Parish church. C11 with C13 and C15 remodelling. Flint with limestone and red brick dressings. Lead roofs over nave, aisle and porch; chancel slated. West tower, nave, north aisle, south porch, chancel. Round west tower, probably late C11, divided into stages by three stone bands. Round-headed west window, and round-headed lancets at cardinal points in lower stages. The bell stage has 2-light openings with triangular heads and restored central shafts with scallop capitals; billet moulded surrounds. Above, a corbel table surmounted by a C15 embattled parapet of flushwork chequering. C15 south porch with angle buttresses to gable. Knapped flint with flushwork around arch. Ogee-headed niche under square hood mould above arch. Blocked west window; east window of two lights with cusped heads. Arch-braced porch roof with wallposts on head corbels (two corbels missing on west side). Very fine and elaborate south doorway with shafts with decorated scallop capitals and roll, scallop, zigzag and chip mouldings to arch. Good early ironwork on south door. Above the door a seated figure in a semi-circular headed niche with decorated engaged shafts and roll-moulded and decorated arch. South nave and chancel windows all much renewed; 2-light Perpendicular tracery under segmental pointed arches with stilted drip moulds; staged buttresses divide bays. South-west bay of chancel has blocked red brick arched opening below window and two blocked circular windows. Plain-chamfered priests door opening east of window. Diagonal buttresses to east wall, gable parapet with cross-finial. C19 4-light Geometrical east window, the cill level raised in red brick. North-west bay of chancel has C15 2-light window flanked by blocked circular openings. 3-light east window to aisle with square head and drip mould. Four-bay north clerestorey of C14 quatrefoil lights with red brick arches. North aisle has two 2-light C13 'Y' tracery windows and, at the north-west corner, a fine north doorway with billet hood mould and shaft, scallop and roll-moulded arches; shafts now gone. 3-light intersected window to west wall of aisle. Interior: north arcade of five bays: the arches of bays 1, 3 and 5 have a triple chamfer with no imposts, bays 2 and 4 have plain arches with imposts, possibly C12. Two small niches in the western face of the western arch. Arch-braced nave and chancel roofs; nave has wall- posts on corbel heads. Good aisle roof of arch-braced principals on wall- posts and corbels; some head-corbels. Tall, narrow tower arch with plain imposts, semi-circular headed doorway above. Chancel arch early C14, quadrant moulded with half-shafts. C14 double piscina in south-east corner of chancel. In the north-east corner, a wall monument to C.Ashby, rector of Haddiscoe (d.1671). Head corbels for lenten veil in mid north and south walls. C17 memorial slabs set in nave floor. Octagonal font, C15, possibly re-cut, with angels and the signs of the Evangelists around the bowl and four lions around the stem. Fragments of wall paintings: a C14 St. Christopher on the north wall of nave, with half a painted consecration cross. Fragments of a black- letter inscription on south wall of nave.

Listing NGR: TM4393196897


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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: 06 Aug 2005
Reference: IOE01/13288/25
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