CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1227819
Date first listed:
25-Sep-1962
Date of most recent amendment:
04-Dec-1987
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN, THE STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN, THE STREET

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

County:
Norfolk
District:
Great Yarmouth (District Authority)
Parish:
Hemsby
National Grid Reference:
TG 49436 17382

Details

TG 41 NE HEMSBY THE STREET (east side)

2/18 Church of St. Mary the 25.9.62 Virgin (formerly listed as Church of St Mary) G.V. II

Parish church. Early C14 chancel, mid C14 west tower, C15 nave. Church restored 1868, tower restored 1974. Flint with ashlar dressings and slate roof. Nave and chancel are continuous. 3 stage tower supported by stepped diagonal buttresses. Flushwork arcading to base. Square quatrefoil ringing chamber ventilation panels. String course below belfry stage. 2-light cusped and reticulated belfry windows. Crenellated flushwork parapet. Diagonal east and west nave and chancel buttresses with stepped buttresses to flanks. 2 storey gabled south porch with diagonal buttresses. Wave moulded arched entrance enriched by semi-circular responds with capitals and bases, all C14. Cusped parvis window above. In gable head an ogee canopied statuary niche. 2-light stilted Perpendicular side windows. Interior of porch with quadripartite tierceron vault with ridge and transverse ribs. Bosses depict scenes : God the Father, The Resurrection, Assumption of the Virgin, Ascension of Christ, Annunciation, Nativity. Inner south doorway of wave mouldings and casements. 3 3-light C15 Perpendicular nave windows north and south, restored. South chancel pierced by 2 2-light Y windows, that to east of arched priests' door cusped with vesica. One 2-light Y window to north chancel. C15 restored 3-light east chancel window. Interior. C15 triple chamfered tower arch with semi-circular responds. Moulded timber chancel arch on corbels, all 1868. Octagonal C15 font, the stem of which alternates with buttresses and lions sejant. Bowl alternates with shields and symbols of 4 evangelists. C19 nave roof of arched braces dropping to wall posts. Moulded principals and one tier moulded butt purlins. Both rood stair doorways and stairs survive. C19 screen. Cusped rectangular nave piscina. C15 chancel roof of same design as nave, restored C19 when windbracing and ridge piece replaced.

Listing NGR: TG4943617382

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
402055
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 25 Jul 2002
Reference: IOE01/07461/17
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Donald Rintoul. Source Historic England Archive
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