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South Norfolk (District Authority)
Framingham Earl
National Grid Reference:
TG 27747 02754


FRAMINGHAM EARL TG 20 SE 5/13 Church of St. Andrew 26/11/59 I Parish church. Of Saxon chancel (excavations in 1984 revealed apse). C12 Norman tower and nave. C13 Early English south porch and some fenestration. Heavy restoration C19. Flint with some ashlar. Slate roofs. West tower, nave and chancel. 3 stage circular tower lit through a restored western lancet with a continuous roll moulding. Restored plain lancet to belfry stage, also facing west. Plain parapet with string course and cornice string. Sufficient room exists at west ends of nave to accommodate a lancet between tower and corner. Gabled south porch without buttresses. Moulded arched entrance. Side lights are lancets. Statuary niche over entrance. Fine Norman inner south doorway. Round arch formed of a roll moulding, stylised beakhead amounting to a scallop motif and a hood mould with incised decoration punctuated at intervals by a round billet with incised star patterning. West impost formed of a double billet below an incised roll. Eastern impost is a chamfered block covered with carved rectangles with diagonals and cross bars (like the Union Flag). C19 gabled north porch of brick and slate. North doorway also Norman : round arch with decorated capitals and abaci. 2 C19 Norman round-headed south nave windows with colonnettes and zig-zag arch. One similar north nave window. Chancel retains to south one pilaster buttress of Saxon date and a double splayed circular light to north and south. 2 Early English lancets to south chancel with hood mould terminating in leaf stops. One similar window to north chancel. C19 2-light petal tracery east window. Interior. Semi-circular tower arch partly obscured by C19 timber west gallery. C19 octagonal font in tower. C19 nave roof of principals and purlins. Wall posts drop to C19 non-figurative corbels. Norman chancel arch, the responds now more C19 than C12. To right and left of arch a C19 shouldered opening. Reponds have one order of shafts on plain bases and trumpet capitals above astragals. Southern astragal is cable carved. Square imposts. 2 orders of zig-zag in arch and outer moulding of double chevron, placed back to back. Polygonal C17 panelled pulpit. Scrolled brackets support top rail. Masons' mitre panelling. Chancel roof similar to nave. Under south double splayed Saxon window is a square niche with rounded top. C14 ogeed and cusped re-set piscina. Most chancel details otherwise C19. 2 C15 stained glass figures in chancel side windows : St. Margaret and St. Katherine.

Listing NGR: TG2774702754


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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: 02 Sep 1999
Reference: IOE01/01833/29
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr E.M Trendell. Source Historic England Archive
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