PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARY AND ST MARGARET

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1372986
Date first listed:
10-May-1961
Statutory Address:
PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARY AND ST MARGARET, CHURCH LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
PARISH CHURCH OF ST MARY AND ST MARGARET, CHURCH LANE

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

County:
Norfolk
District:
Broadland (District Authority)
Parish:
Sprowston
National Grid Reference:
TG 24950 12528

Details

TG 21 SW SPROWSTON CHURCH LANE

4/61 Parish Church of St. 10/5/61 Mary and St. Margaret.

G.V. I

Parish Church, C14 and later, restored 1889. Built of brick and flint with brick and stone dressings and lead and copper roofs. West tower, north aisle, south porch, nave, clerestorey, north choir aisle, vestry, chancel and chancel clerestorey. Tower rebuilt early C18 in red brick on flint base. 3 stages, unbuttressed with west stair tower. Perpendicular style west window, circular sound holes, and Perpendicular 2 light belfry openings, with 2 centred gauged brick arches with stone key blocks. Battlemented parapet. North aisle 4 bays, with 2 light windows with 'Y' tracery between buttresses of flint and stone alternating with brick. North door with stoup to west. South porch with engaged octagonal piers and entrance arch, with C19 sundial on gable apex. South aisle has 4 bays with 3 Perpendicular 2 light windows with flat arches between buttresses. 4 bay clerestorey, with 2 light Perpendicular windows, the south side rebuilt 1725 with brick 2 centred arches with key blocks and brick jambs. C19 vestry of flint and brick with east entrance door and terra- cotta 3 light window. "Geometric" east window in chancel, 1867, flanked by battered C14 buttresses. South wall rebuilt using 3 light Perpendicular windows with flat arches, flanking Priest's Door with C19 semi-circular brick arch. Medieval moulded plank south door. 4 bay nave arcades, early C14 to north. Octagonal piers with base and capitals, with double chamfered arches moulded stone corbel brackets between clerestorey windows. Blocked rood loft opening in north wall. C19 aisle roofs, contain some medieval arch bracing. Piscina in south aisle and C16 opening with flat battlemented arch possibly leading to former Parclose loft. Double chamfered chancel arch with capitals, C19 nave roof with ovolo moulded tie beams. C15 piscina in north choir aisle. Early C14 arch in north chancel wall. Embedded C14 capital and squint in south aisle wall to west of dropped sill sedilia C14 vault under sanctuary. C19 Decorated piscina. C19 king post roof. Restored dado of C15 rood screen. Table tomb of John Corbet, died 1559, and his wife. 3 lozenges with cusps and shields, and a stone panel above containing brasses. Wall monument to Miles Corbet, died 1607, and his two wives. He kneels, an obelisk behind him, facing his 2 wives and 3 daughters. Marble surround with 2 obelisks at each end. Below a tomb chest with the recumbent effigies of Thomas Corbet, died 1617, and his wife Ann. They lie on a chest, arcaded with strapwork decorated pilasters. Wall monument with effigies of Christopher Knolles, died 1610, and his family. Recess framed by Corithinian columns and entablature with strapwork frieze and modillion cornice. In chancel, monument to Sir Thomas Adams, died 1667, and his wife. Semi-reclining figures, one above the other. Tomb chest with acanthus and cartouche, flanked by weeping putti and set against a black marble tablet with shouldered architraves, 2 Corinthian columns and entablature with segmental pediments. Other fine monuments to Nathanial Micklethwait died 1757, Lady Wilhelmina Micklethwait, died 1807 and Sir Paul Paynter died 1686. Listed Grade I for monuments.

Listing NGR: TG2495012528

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
228129
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: 10 Feb 2002
Reference: IOE01/03796/13
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Smee. Source Historic England Archive
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