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Breckland (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TF 88704 17651


TF 8817 LITCHAM CHURCH STREET (east side) 7/25 30.5.60 Church of All Saints GV I

Parish church. Consecration date of 1412. West tower of 1669 by Matthew Halcott according to datestone. Partly rendered flint with stone and clunch dressings. Brick tower and slate and lead roofs. West tower, aisled nave of 4 bays and chancel. West tower of 3 storeys with buttresses to west and to eastern ends of north and south faces. Stone quoins and platbands. 3-light Y-traceried west window and 2-light Y-traceried bell- openings. Crenellated parapet with obelisk pinnacles at angles. Per- pendicular aisle windows of 3 lights with crossed heads to laternal lights in the distinctive manner of the church of St. Nicholas, King's Lynn. 3-light Y-traceried window on west wall of nave, now obscured by tower. Y-traceried fenestration in chancel - probably post-Medieval. No clear- story. Nave arcades with narrow lozenge shaped piers with single facetted shafts supporting inner orders of arches with outer orders dying into piers. One octagonal pier possibly a survival from earlier church. Wave moulded and hollow chamfered arches with hood-moulds on bearded head label stops. C15 screen with 22 original painted dado panels and restored tracery. C15 hexagonal pulpit supported on single shaft. Blind traceried panels with carved spandrels and an C18 staIR with turned balusters and fluted newels. Aisle roofs with some original arch braced principal rafters. Very fine C14 chest with blind tracery. Cl7 communion railings. Pair of Medieval misericord seats. Box pews. Fragments of Medieval glass in easternmost north aisle window. Poor box beside entrance probably C17. Late medieval octagonal font.

Listing NGR: TF8870417651


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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: 10 Oct 2001
Reference: IOE01/05331/20
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Colin Johnston. Source Historic England Archive
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