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North Norfolk (District Authority)
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TG 04360 42800



2/15 Church of St. Mary 6:3:59 _ I

Parish church. Medieval. Flint with stone dressings. Lead roofs. Early C14 west tower; the nave, north and south aisles probably soon after 1437 when 200 marks was left for 'the makyng of a newe chyrche'; C15 north and south porches, early C14 chancel; vestry. Embattled west tower with ashlar angle buttresses to west, a stair being incorporated in that to north with slit lights. Stone plinth. Doorway inserted to north. Above it, a single cusped light with outer chamfered order; similar to south. West window probably of c1440 restored in C19 of 3 ogee-headed lights, the mullions rising to the head of the arch; panel tracery; hood mould. This tracery pattern is repeated throughout the church, more or less restored in C19. Ringing chamber with single cusped lights with outer chamfered order to north, south and west. Bell-openings with Y-tracery and outer chamfered order. Flushwork battlements. Gargoyles. C17 pinnacles to corners. West windows to aisles of similar pattern to tower west window; sill bands. 5 bay nave. Buttressed south porch to first nave bay now blocked and used as cupboard; shafts with polygonal capitals, chamfered arch; hollow to continuous inner and outer orders; hood mould. Cusped niche over with square hood. To east and west walls a window with 2 cusped lights under square hood mould, that to west with sill band. Buttressed aisles with diagonal buttresses, and each with 4 windows with tracery as before. East windows of aisles also of same pattern. Clerestorey with 5 windows each to north and south having 2 cusped lights, and panel tracery under 4 centred arches; hood mould. Window to east nave gable, the tracery as clerestorey windows. Rood stair to north in angle between nave and chancel. Buttressed chancel with sill bands to south with tracery as west window. To either side of the eastern window the sill band drops to accommodate flushwork. Priests door with continuous double chamfer and hood mould. Vestry to north chancel with some early brick quoins; C19 north window; lancet to east. Restored east window of 4 lights with inter- secting tracery, hood mould and sill band, the sill band drops to accommodate flushwork. Buttressed porch to first north aisle bay and probably contemporary with it. Blocked 2-light windows with some tracery visible under 4-centred arches to east and west. North face of ashlar. Archway with 3 shafts on tall bases with hollow and fillet between to each side; polygonal capitals, the middle shaft continuous. Nave doorway similarly with tall bases. 5 bay nave arcades with 4 clustered shafts on tall bases, continuous roll between; slightly flattened arch. Aisle windows set in arcades thus allowing for stone benches, now with C19 tiles. Stoup beside north door. Restored arch-braced roofs to nave and aisles, the aisles with embattled wall-plate and tracery in the spandrels. Nave roof now on stone corbels, probably formerly on timber shafts only the capitals now remaining. Tower and chancel arches as arcade. Arch-braced roof to chancel. Piscina and drop-sill sedilia. Some poppy-head benches. 4-centred arch doorway to rood loft with figures in the spandrels with traces of paint. Octagonal font with crocketted panels with ogee heads to base. Rosettes to frames of plain panels to bowl. Antiquaries Journal LXll, 1982. Richard Fawcett.

Listing NGR: TG0436042800


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'Journal of the Society of Antiquaries of London' in Journal of the Society of Antiquaries of London, , Vol. 62, (1982), 1982


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: 24 Sep 2002
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