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King's Lynn and West Norfolk (District Authority)
Burnham Norton
National Grid Reference:
TF 83501 42760



12/66 Church of St. Margaret. 5.6.53.


Parish Church. Cll - C12 tower, C13 nave and aisles, C15 details , C15 clerestorey, C13 and C14 chancel. Flint with stone dressings, slate roofs. West round tower, nave and aisles, north porch, chancel. Tower has west axial window partly blocked with brick, 4 narrow round headed lancets above, belfry stage 6 round headed windows with flint block quoins, with smaller in-filling flint quoin arches and C18 honeycomb brick soundholes. String course with spout-heads and battlemented parapet. Evidence of original C12 nave west gable, to north with conglomerate and flint quoins, later kneeler and coping of C13 nave, itself heightened in C15; to south line of original gable non flush with next gable of south aisle, with one 1300 'Y' tracery west window. South aisle has early Decorated south door, fleurons to abaci, moulded arch with head label stops, 4 south and one west 3 light Perpendicular windows with stepped, battlemented transoms. 3 south and one east angle buttresses, with set offs, at east stone ashlar and flint flushwork, with heraldic beast and stepped battlemented middle set-off. North aisle has c.1300 'Y' tracery west window, 4 north windows one west window. C15, 3 north and one east buttress, similar detailing as to south aisle. C15 north porch with porch arch dying into reveals, 2 4-centred north and south 2-light windows infilled with pre-C18 brick, door arch Decorated with 2 head label stops. Perpendicular clerestorey heightening with 4 north and south 2-light straight headed Perpendicular windows. Chancel has 2 south C13 lancets, 2 fine flowing tracery Decorated 2-light north windows, C19 2 light east window suggesting a truncation of original length. Interior: blocked C12 first floor round arched tower door, C13 5 bay north arcade, round piers with simple bases and abacus capitals, double hollow chamfer 2-centred arched. 5 bay south arcade, 3 east bays of C13 2 west of C14. East bays have same details as the north, except for east respond with stiff-leaf capital, 2 west bays and west respond have C14 octagonal piers with bases and capitals. Fine Perpendicular chancel arch, with internal rood stairs with arched entrance, traces of wall painting. At north door internal rectangular opening perhaps for communion -wafer oven, 2 to east and west openings for cinquefoil headed holy water stoups. Fine Norman font, 5 piers with bases, capitals and carved shafts, rectangular bowl with gadrooned edges, inscribed arches and diamond patterns. Crude south aisle piscina. Fine Perpendicular 6 light rood screen with inscription to William Groom and date 1458. Illegible figure painted panels, shafts and arches with tracery, C20 bracketted, vaulted loft. Outstanding painted C15 goblet pulpit with knob, ribs and coving, tracery, spandrels and cornice, painted panels with 4 Latin Church Doctors and 2 kneeling donor portraits of Johannes Goldalle and Ketherina Goldalle his wife. Rectangular early C17 single decker pulpit, panelled, door with cock's head hinges, contemporary early C17 wall plate back-board with arches and brackets. Supporting contemporary hexagonal carved tester, twisted metal bracket attached to wall.

Listing NGR: TF8350142760


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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: 03 Jun 2001
Reference: IOE01/03608/01
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