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Breckland (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TF 76254 02140



11/9 Church of St.George 23.6.60

- I

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and some brick dressings. Pantile, plain tile and lead roofs. West tower; nave with south aisle and south porch; chancel. C13 and C14 west tower with stair turret to south-east corner. One 2-light Decorated ground floor west window with mouchettes and one C13 loop to south. Upper floor with single cusped lancets to 3 sides. Bell stage with 2-light cusped Y-traceried openings and a crenellated parapet. South aisle with one lancet to west, a plain chamfered and roll-moulded south doorway, 3 restored 2-light Decorated windows and a 3-light east window with 6 mouchettes and a dagger. South porch has a pair of C14 traceried oculi to sides each composed of 3 trefoils. Plain chamfered entrance arch. 4 C15 2-light clearstorey windows. North side of nave with 3 large 3-light panel-traceried Perpendicular windows with embattled transoms beneath 4-centred arches. Smaller 2-light window in same style above the plain north doorway. C13 chancel with 2 lancets to north and a triple lancet,arrangement to the east. South wall with 2 lancets flanking a priest's doorway, a blocked leper's window beneath westernmost lancet and a later 2-light cusped Y-traceried window. Interior. Early Perpendicular 4-bay south arcade of 2 plain-chamfered orders on slender piers consisting of opposed half shafts supporting the inner orders whilst the outer orders are carried down uninterrupted. Plain chamfered tower arch of 3 orders dying into responds of triangular section. C15 chancel arch on triple shaft responds. C13 double piscina in chancel with deeply moulded trefoil arches supported on colonettes with bell capitals. Scoinson mouldings to triple lancet east window consist of narrow shafts with bell capitals and shaft rings. C14 piscina and credence shelf in south aisle in the form of a 2-light window with blind Decorated tracery in head and a transom forming the shelf. Fine C15 hammerbeam roof repaired and re-erected in the C17. Hammers appear to be, C17 with C15 arched braces rising from them. Collars with short king posts rising to a ridge purlin. Some original heavily moulded purlins and several C17 chamfered replacements including some C17 principal rafters incorporating C15 braces. Single section of intricately carved Cl5 wall plate survives. Several original carved bosses. Chancel roof ceiled but may retain some Medieval elements. C15 chancel screen with painted dado panels, tracery and contemporary choir stalls. Exceptional late Medieval nave and aisle pews with traceried backs, carved poppy-head ends and mutilated arm rest carvings. C17 polygonal pulpit with fluted frieze. Later clerk's desk. Late-Medieval rustic alms box with metal straps and provision for 3 padlocks.

Listing NGR: TF7625402140


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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: IOE01/05332/18
Rights: Copyright IoE Mrs Janet Johnston. Source Historic England Archive
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