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Great Yarmouth (District Authority)
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TG 47549 19547



2/45 Church of St. Mary 25.9.62

- II* Parish church. West tower and nave c.1200, the former with C14 belfry stage. Nave remodelled early C14. Chancel C15. Restoration 1867. Flint with ashlar dressings and some brick repairs. Thatched nave roof and slated chancel. 3 stage tower, lower 2 stages are circular. Restored 2-light C14 west window : trefoil-headed lights supporting quatrefoil. Brick lancet to ringing chamber with pointed head and brick relieving arch. String course below octagonal belfry stage. Single lancets to each facet, alternatively blocked with knapped flint. Plain brick parapet. Diagonal west nave buttresses. Kneelers at west gable of ashlar bearing rosettes and carved heads. Blocked arched south door. 3 2-light late C13 Y windows to south nave and one C18 sloping brick buttress, slated. Above windows is a deep pantiled string course. This pattern similar to north except only 2 windows : one of 2 lights and Y tracery as before. The other 2-lights and cusped under square head. Gabled north porch has wave moulded entrance arch with one order engaged columns. Thatched roof. Chancel supported by flushwork diagonal east buttresses and stepped side buttresses framing C19 Perpendicular windows. 2 of 3 lights each to flanks, one of 5 lights to east. Low priests door to north with 2 orders of wave mouldings. Interior. C14 chamfered and hollow chamfered tower arch on polygonal responds with capitals. Arched rere arches to north and south nave doorways. Mid C14 chancel arch has concave fluting to engaged columns, high polygonal bases and star capitals, all no doubt by a mason who worked in the choir at Ely c.1328- 35. The jambs themselves are wave moulded and restored. Plain C14 octagonal font. Late C14 wall paintings in nave. North wall has entry into Jerusalem, Flagellation and Resurrection, all now badly worn. On south side St. Christopher and large scene of Day of Judgement. C19 boarded scissor braced nave and chancel roofs. C15 hexagonal pulpit with concave sides, the edges moulded and each panel carrying ogee tracery. One facet open to allow entry via C19 stairs, another, facing wall, is blank. Moulded top rail. Plinth also C19. Reduced C15 chancel screen of 1½ bays each side of cusped ogee opening. 2 lozenge traceried dado panels. Above are 2-light ogeed tracery lights and panel tracery below top rail. Fleur-de-lys cresting to top rail.

Listing NGR: TG4754919547


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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 Jun 2004
Reference: IOE01/12644/15
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Michael Parker. Source Historic England Archive
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