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South Norfolk (District Authority)
Kirby Bedon
National Grid Reference:
TG 27855 05440


KIRBY BEDON TG 20 NE 2/28 Church of St. Andrew 26/11/59 II* Parish church. C14 with C15 alterations. Original south porch 1479. Restored, re-seated, re-roofed and parts of walls rebuilt in 1876. New tower and south porch 1885 by R.M. Phipson. Flint with ashlar dressings and slate roofs. West tower, nave and chancel. 3 stage square unbuttressed tower with string courses defining each stage. 2-light cusped Y tracery west window. Spherical triangles light ringing chamber. 2-light quatrefoil vesica belfry windows and a flushwork crenellated parapet. Gabled south porch with 2-light side windows under square heads protects C12 south doorway : one order colonnettes terminating in a cushion capital to the west and a crocket capital to the east; square imposts support round arch with a single bold roll moulding. C13 plank doorway with iron strapwork and circular striking plate. Arched and chamfered north doorway with simple plank door, also C13. Nave lit through 2 2-light square-headed C19 Perpendicular windows each side. Similar chancel side windows, one of those to north removed to accommodate lean-to C20 vestry. 3-light intersecting chancel east window. Interior. C19 tower arch. Scissor braced nave roof 1876 with ashlaring. Octagonal early C15 font with trefoiled statuary niches to stem. 2 cusped arches to each bowl panel. Panelled polygonal early C18 pulpit. Renewed chancel arch responds support a double chamfered arch. Scissor braced chancel roof of 1876. C17 altar rails with heavy turned balusters. Bench sedilia and plain piscina. Wall monument to Robert Sheppard and wife, Anne. 1600. Painted plaster and stone. Architectural frame with strapwork decoration contains square recessed niche in which the two figures kneel to right and left of prayer desk. Figures in Elizabethan costume. Above is a strapwork archievement. Predella contains latin inscription. Below is a scrolled apron with coat of arms. Brass to William Dussyng and wife in nave 1505 : figures portrayed naked under shrouds. In chancel a brass with heart and inscribed ribbon scrolls, the inscription now illegible. Various other inscriptions to now missing brasses in nave and chancel.

Listing NGR: TG2785505440


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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: 16 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/01831/12
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr E.M Trendell. Source Historic England Archive
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