Church of St Faith


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Church of St Faith, Gayton Road


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Statutory Address:
Church of St Faith, Gayton Road

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

King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TF 63615 20396


TF62SW 610-1/1/282

KING'S LYNN Gaywood GAYTON ROAD (South side) Church of St Faith 01/12/51 II* Parish church. Norman origins, west tower c.1370, when remainder rebuilt, transepts reworked late C16. Chancel re-roofed 1909, transepts restored, vestry and south chancel chapel added, by W.D Caröe. 1923-26 nave rebuilt and aisles added. South-west nave chapel 1989. Brick with ashlar dressings. Plain tiled roofs.

Three-stage west tower, with diagonal stepped buttresses. Y-tracery west window. Slit lights to ringing chamber and cusped two-light belfry windows. Crenellated parapet. Stair turret to south east. North porch rebuilt in stone 1923-26 re-using Norman arch. One order of shafts with scalloped capitals. Inner arch with incised beakhead decoration, outer with chevron. Nailhead in hood mould. Inner doorway with double wave mouldings. Two three-light panel tracery aisle windows. Gabled aisle roofs. Gabled transepts now engaged by aisles, with kneelers and two-light Y-tracery north and south windows, the latter cusped and C14. North chancel with large vestry. South chancel with 1909 red-brick chapel terminating to east in a concave gable above a round-headed window with square hood. Remainder of chancel rendered. Two-light cusped C14 Y-tracery south window. Three-light reticulated east window, also cusped.

INTERIOR: four-bay arcade of 1923-26: lozenge piers and four-centred arches. Barrel-vaulted timber nave roof. Chancel roof with arched braces to collars, 1909. West tower arch triple chamfered. Octagonal late C14 font, the stem with two-light cinquefoiled tracery to each facet. Mouldings lead up to bowl with alternating facets of encircled tracery and C17 inscriptions. Two C17 painted panels in south aisle: one of Queen Elizabeth arriving in Tilbury with the Spanish Armada in the background experiencing difficulties at the hands of the English, the other of the discovery of the Gunpowder plot. Bequeathed by the rector, Thomas Hare, who died in 1634. (These not closely examined as covered at time of Review).

Listing NGR: TF6361520396


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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: 12 Jun 2006
Reference: IOE01/14154/15
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Alan Francis Polaine. Source Historic England Archive
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