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North Norfolk (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TG 05588 35061


TG 03 NE, 2/100

STODY, Church of St. Mary



Parish church, mainly late C15, and earlier. Coursed flint. Lead roof. C11 round west tower; continuous nave and chancel intersected by north and south transepts, south porch, all C15.

Tower: coursed flint, C15 round embattled parapet of flushwork; lancet west window. 2-light Decorated bell openings. Nave: iron conglomerate in west quoins and wall; diagonal buttresses with stone dressings, north and south walls of coursed galletted flint with some conglomerate courses; 4-light Perpendicular windows under pointed segmental heads, ogee headed lights under panel tracery, hollow chamfered mullions; two windows each to north and south nave, one each to north and south transepts, similar 3-light Perpendicular windows to east of transepts, similar 3-light Perpendicular windows to east of transepts. North doorway chamfered. Chancel: part rendered walls, part of screen stair turret to north-west; C13 east window of four lights of intersecting tracery, renewed; 2-light windows Geometric and Decorated tracery, one to north, two to south; priest's door to south with pointed chamfered arch. South porch: coursed galletted flint; diagonal buttresses with stone dressings; lead roof; round shafts to moulded arch. South doorway has chamfered arch with moulded upper part renewed; part marble stoup to right. Crosses on gable ends of chancel, north and south transepts and porch.

INTERIOR: arch-braced roof with vaulted crossing at transepts; double purlins, principal rafters and ridge piece moulded; rose bosses at intersections; stone angel corbels to arch braces at crossing; corbels to principal rafters to nave and chancel of alternating angels and shields. C13 octagonal font in Purbeck marble supported by eight marble columns, blank arcading on faces. Ogee-headed trefoil to piscina. C15 glass of saints, apostles and kings in tracery to north windows.

Listing NGR: TG0558835061


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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: 10 Sep 2004
Reference: IOE01/10291/07
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr E. Downs. Source Historic England Archive
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