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Statutory Address:

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South Norfolk (District Authority)
Rockland St. Mary
National Grid Reference:
TG 31193 03983


ROCKLAND ST. MARY TG 30 SW 6/51 Church of St. Mary 26/11/59 G.V. II+

Parish church. Mostly C14 but much restored 1892-93 when windows, roofs and south porch replaced. Flint with ashlar dressings. Some brick to chancel. Nave roof of plain tiles, remainder of slate. West tower, nave and chancel. Square unbuttressed tower with string courses at each of the 3 stages. The tower tapers towards the parapet. Western lancet is ogeed and has an ogee hood. Brick rebated lancets to ringing chamber windows. Wide arched belfry windows below crenellated parapet. Nave supported on diagonal western buttresses and side buttresses to east. Gabled south porh with moulded entrance arch. Inner doorway wave and multiply roll moulded. Hood mould on head stops. Plank and muntin door with iron circular striking plate. 3 2-light Perpendicular south nave windows and 2 to north. All have square heads and hoods on labels. Between north windows is a flat-topped C20 outbuilding in flint and brick. East end of chancel repaired in brick to the point of amounting to a reconstruction. On the south side are 2 rounded lights under a square hood, the spandrels glazed. The corresponding window to the north is blocked. One C19 rounded light to the east of these to north and south. Chancel east window is a lancet. Interior. Double chamfered tower arch without responds. C19 scissor braced nave roof. Octagonal C15 font with painted figures of Saints in niches to the stem. Bowl panels have shield bearing angels. Quadrant moulded chancel arch on circular responds which have tall polygonal bases and polygonal capitals. 3 large tie beams remain of original chancel roof. Remainder comprises principals and one tier staggered butt purlins, probably C18.

Listing NGR: TG3119303983


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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: 31 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/01833/34
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr E.M Trendell. Source Historic England Archive
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