CHURCH OF ST MARY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1169192
Date first listed:
30-May-1960
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, MATTISHALL LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY, MATTISHALL LANE

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

County:
Norfolk
District:
Breckland (District Authority)
Parish:
North Tuddenham
National Grid Reference:
TG 05596 12954

Details

TG 01 SE NORTH TUDDENHAM MATTISHALL LANE (east side)

6/36 Church of St.Mary 30.5.60. - I -

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and brick dressings. Slate and pantile roofs. Western tower, exceptionally wide aisleless nave with north porch and chancel. C14 west tower with chequer flushwork to the diagonal buttresses. Moulded west doorway with a 3-light Perpendicular window above. 2-light cusped Y-traceried 2nd storey west window. 2-light bell-openings with ogees and cusped soufflets. Crenellated parapet with fine flushwork and crocketted corner pinnacles. Buttressed nave with 6 3-light panel traceried Perpendicular windows. 2-storey porch with diagonal buttresses. Ogee headed niche above the plainly moulded entrance and 4 2- light Y-traceried side windows. Moulded north and south nave doorways. Chancel with 4 3-light panel traceried side windows and a Victorian 5-light east window in Perpendicular style. Parapets to nave and chancel with a fleuron decorated cornice. Interior. Tower and chancel arches with poly- gonal responds and plain chamfered arches, Nave piscina to south. The lower parts of nave.and chancel walls are decorated with colourful Victorian encaustic tiles. Victorian wall paintings. 2 monuments in chancel. Wall monument to memory of Katherine Skippe (died 1629) in black and white marble. Pair of Doric columns flanking inscription supported on pedestal and consoles with a strapwork apron between. Achievement above with deeply carved mantling and contained within an aedicule with a scrolled open pediment. Flanking heraldic beasts. Tomb chest below, probably of Thomas Skippe, with finely carved heraldry. Surviving C15 chancel screen dado with 8 surviving paintings of saints. 4 re-set late medieval painted dado panels in tower screen of unknown provenance. High quality medieval glass in nave windows, west window and lower side windows of porch. Decorative Victorian roofs.

Listing NGR: TG0559612954

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
220742
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 11 Jun 2005
Reference: IOE01/11187/32
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