CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1304389
Date first listed:
25-Sep-1962
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS

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

County:
Norfolk
District:
Broadland (District Authority)
Parish:
Strumpshaw
National Park:
THE BROADS
National Grid Reference:
TG 35570 05875

Details

STRUMPSHAW BUCKENHAM TG 30 NE 8/64 Church of St. 25/9/62 Nicholas.

- I

Former parish church, now in the care of the Redundant Churches Fund. C13 and later with C19 restoration. Flint with some conglomerate and brick; limestone dressings. Continuous pantiled roof over nave and chancel. West tower, nave, chancel and north vestry (formerly a porch). C13 west tower wholly octagonal in plan, each face of the belfry level has a tall lancet linked by continuous roll moulding. On the west face, a glazed lancet at lower level. Tower parapet with brick corner battlements. Norman west doorway with scalloped capitals and zig-zag arch moulding, the doorway possibly re- set. Between tower and nave on south side, a small brick stair turret with pointed arched door opening. Nave windows two-light Decorated, those on the south side much restored. Late Norman south doorway with zig-zag arch moulding. Early Decorated chancel with 2-light 'Y' traceried windows and five-light east window with cusped intersecting tracery. Three light Perpendicular windows in north and south chancel walls. Staged buttresses with C19 decorative stone panels. Coved and plastered eaves to chancel. Diagonal buttresses to east wall with grotesque carvings on gable oversailing course. Fine head-corbel and small blocked niche above east window head. Staged buttresses with gabled tops at junction between nave and chancel. Vestry with 2-light cusped north and south windows with square labels. Upper level of tower contains a C17 dovecote, lined with brick nesting boxes; access via lancet in west face of tower. Fine Early English north doorway with one order of shafts, keeled roll-moulded arch and dog-tooth ornament. Interior much restored in C19 : nave and chancel roofs have panelled ceilings with stencil decoration. C19 Perpendicular stone tower screen. Corbel heads and shafts in chancel and on chancel north and south walls all date from C19 remodelling. Trefoil-headed piscina and dropped-cill sedilia on south wall of chancel. C19 stone communion rail. Early stone coffin slabs set in floor at foot of altar steps. Good monument on north chancel wall to Ann Newbury +1707. C18 pulpit and box pews in nave, probably recently installed. C15 font, octagonal; bowl has seated figures under ogee arches, the stem has four standing and four seated figures : possibly re-cut C19.

Listing NGR: TG3557005875

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
228512
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: 27 Sep 1999
Reference: IOE01/01066/05
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr W.E. Butland. Source Historic England Archive
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