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Breckland (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 89397 95521



3/86 Church of St. Andrew.

16.7.58 II*

Parish church. c.1360, restored 1885-6 by E.P. Willins. Rendered flint with ashlar quoins and tiled and pantiled roofs. West tower, nave, aisles and chancel. Tower of 4 stages. Angle buttresses to west becoming diagonal and diagonal to east. Arched and moulded west door below 2-light window. Cusped lancets to ringing chamber and 2-light belfry windows, louvred. Battlemented parapet with string course. Small kneelers to coped aisle walls. South porch with rebuilt round arch in brick below small niche. Blocked 3-light Perpen- dicular windows east and west under flat hoods. Roof with tie bars and braces to ridge piece. Undercut moulded door. Chancel with priest's door, one flat buttress north and south and diagonal at east. Clerestorey walls rebuilt in 1886 with new 3-light cusped windows. All aisle and chancel windows covered with corrugated iron sheets but tracery survives of transitional Decorated and Perpendicular styles as follows (from south aisle west to north aisle west via east end) : 3-light panel with spiked lozenges; 2-light ogeed with reticulation units within larger units vertically; 2-light reticulation net; 2-light round headed cusped lights and diagonal petal; 3-light piled mouchettes; 2-light panel; 2-light panel; east window C19 stem and leaf; 3- light intersecting; 3-light pierced panel; 2-light ogeed with rounded trefoils in vesica; 2-light panel above battlemented transom; 2-light ogeed with 3 mouchettes (14 windows). Interior has 4-bay arcade. Quatrefoil piers with continuous hollows and filleted lobes north and south on low polygonal bases. Polygonal capitals support chamfer and sunk quadrant arches with hood on head stops. Clerestorey window splays fall below apex of arcade. Tall chancel arch similar. Nave and south aisle roofs 1886. Nave scissor braced with collars on battlemented wall plates. North aisle roof mainly C14. Moulded rafters and purlins. Alternate principals on arched braces carrying pierced traceried spandrels. Chancel roof lowered and plastered. Cinquefoiled sedilia and piscina. Reredos 1896. Plain octagonal font. No other furnishings.

Listing NGR: TL8939795521


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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: 05 Jan 2002
Reference: IOE01/06927/04
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr John Giles. Source Historic England Archive
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