CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1342618
Date first listed:
23-Jun-1960
Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS, SWAFFHAM ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
CHURCH OF ST NICHOLAS, SWAFFHAM ROAD

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

County:
Norfolk
District:
Breckland (District Authority)
Parish:
Ashill
National Grid Reference:
TF 88409 04195

Details

ASHILL SWAFFHAM ROAD TF 80 SE (north side)

Church of St.Nicholas 10/1 23:6:60

GV I Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and some brick dressings. Slate and copper roofs. West tower; nave with south aisle and south porch; chancel with vestry to north. Early C14 west tower with diagonal buttresses. Ogee headed west door with 5 orders of mouldings. A 3-light Decorated window above with reticulated motif of soufflet with dagger and mouchettes. 3 single light cusped windows to second floor and 2-light cusped Y-traceried bell-openings. Crenellated parapet. C15 2-storey porch with diagonal buttresses of arrowhead section. Moulded entrance arch with a small cusped niche and a 3-light window above. 2-light side windows. C19 south doorway. Aisle with 5 3-light panel-traceried windows the 3 easternmost with highly elaborate carved transoms. 6 2-light clearstorey windows with mouchettes. North wall with a blocked early C14 doorway and 3 large 3-light Perpendicular windows. Chancel with one 2-light cusped Y-traceried window, an early C14 2-light Y-traceried window with pointed trefoils and a priest's door to the south. Renovated 3-light east window in C14 style. Interior. 6-bay south arcade with a further narrow bay to the east. Octagonal piers supporting arches of 2 plain-chamfered orders. Massive C14 tower arch with filletted semicircular responds supporting a wave-moulded arch of 2 and 3 orders. Chancel arch of 2 hollow-chamfered orders supported on polygonal responds. Simple arched piscina in south aisle. Chancel with angle piscina of 2 trefoil arches and a colonnette. Scoinson arches to chancel windows: on a pair of narrow shafts to the east. C19 arcading on east wall with inset encaustic tiles. C19 chancel screen incorporating fragments of a Medieval screen

Listing NGR: TF8840904195

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
220998
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: 04 Mar 2002
Reference: IOE01/05329/29
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