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Breckland (District Authority)
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TF 74410 01449


TF 7401 OXBOROUGH OXBOROUGH ROAD (south east side) 13/33 Church of St.John 23.6.60


Parish church. Medieval and later. Bedingfeld chantry chapel founded in 1496. Flint with ashlar and some brick dressings. Ashlar facing to chantry chapel. Lead roofs. North aisle with porch; base of north wall of west tower; chancel with north vestry and chantry chapel to south; part of south aisle wall. (The rest collapsed in 1948). North aisle with 3-light C14 west window with mouchettes. Porch with moulded entrance and surviving moulded wall plates. Doorway of 2 plain-chamfered orders with hood mould. 5 2-light panel- traceried north windows anda 3-light east window in similar style. 6 surviving 2light late-Medieval clearstorey windows. South wall with 3 surviving 2-light late-Medieval windows. Chancel with 2 3-light panel- -traceried north windows, a restored 5-light panel-traceried east window and a similar 3-light south window. Moulded priest's doorway. Chantry chapel with one partly blocked 3-light panel-traceried east window and 3 C16 3-light windows without tracery beneath 4-centred arches. Westernmost bay of chantry chapel in flint with a restored 3-light late-Medieval window. C15 sanctus bellcote with badly weathered blind tracery. 6-bay north arcade of octagonal piers supporting plain-chamfered arches of 2 orders. Late Medieval north aisle roof with moulded principals and purlins and spandrel tracery. One and a half bays of south arcade survive blocked with an to chantry chapel. Interior. Chancel with blocked C16 arcade of 2 bays formerly opening into chantry chapel. 4-centred arches and carved polygonal capitals. Late-Medieval arch-braced roof. Piscina cum sedilia in clunch with miniature rib vaulting and carved decoration including blind tracery and a frieze of angels. Surviving traces of original paint. Bedingfeld Chantry Chapel. Retains original arch-braced and roll-moulded roof with carved spandrels. 3 carved wall posts with seated figures beneath canopies. 2 celebrated early C16 terra cotta tombs (A.P. Baggs "C16 Terra-Cotta Tombs in East Anglia". Archaeological Journal, 125, 1968). 3 other marble monuments of high quality.

Listing NGR: TF7441001449


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'Archaeological Journal' in Archaeological Journal, (1968)


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: 13 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/05332/21
Rights: Copyright IoE Mrs Janet Johnston. Source Historic England Archive
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