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Breckland (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TF 74654 12962


TF 71 SW NARBOROUGH MAIN ROAD (west side) 2/13 Church of All Saints 23.6.60

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Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and some brick dressings. Slate roofs. Tower at western end of south aisle; aisled nave; chancel. West wall of nave was formerly flush with the west wall of the tower. C13/C14 tower with one diagonal buttress, one south facing buttress to south east angle and one facing- north at north west angle. Lancet window to ground floor, single quatrefoils at first floor to east and south and a flat headed loop to west. Carved gargoyle at former join with nave roof. 3 original 2- light Y-traceried bell-openings and one 3-light panel-traceried replacement to east. Crenellated parapet. Vestry, dated 1906, to north of tower. C12 semicircular headed blocked north nave door partially obscured by a lean-to boiler house. North aisle with a blocked late-Medieval doorway and 4 2-light and one 3-light C19 traceried windows in Perpendicular style. Taller eastern- most bay (heightened to accommodate organ). C14 east window of 3 lights with a complex reticulated motif. South aisle with 4 3-light C19 traceried windows in Perpendicular style. The flat heads appear to retain their original hood- moulds with carved head label stops. The east window has a segmental head also with original hood mould and stops. 2 arched tomb recesses on south wall. C19 south porch. Late C13/C14 south doorway with carved decoration to head. 8 2-light clearstorey windows with flat heads and tracery. Chancel with 2 3-light panel traceried windows and a moulded priest's doorway to south. Fine 5-light panel traceried east window. One 3-light window to north with diagonally set marble plaque below in memory of Sarah Tyssen of Narborough Hall (died 1814). Interior. Hollow-chamfered tower arch of 2 orders and no responds. C14 3-bay north arcade of quatrefoil piers with filletted inter- mediate rolls and facetted capitals/bases. Wave-moulded arches of 2 orders. No chancel arch. South arcade probably C15 of 4 bays on octagonal piers with every other facet of each pier concave (except for westernmost pier and respond). Hollow-chamfered arches of 2 orders. Very fine monuments pertaining mainly to Spelman family including some late Medieval brasses, a heart tomb with bust effigy, a large Jacobean monument in memory of Clement and Ursula Spilman with their full-size effigies, a monument in memory of Clement Spilman (1679):- a standing statue in coloured marble and a wall tablet to John Spelman (1662).

Listing NGR: TF7465412962


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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: 13 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/05332/13
Rights: Copyright IoE Mrs Janet Johnston. Source Historic England Archive
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