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North Norfolk (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TG 41494 24258


TG 42 SW HICKLING THE WALK (north side)

6/13 Church of St. Mary 16.4.55

G.V. II*

Parish church. Mainly late C14, tower C15, restored 1875-76, tower restored 1890. Flint with ashlar dressings and slate roofs. West tower, nave, aisles and chancel. 4 stage tower supported by angle buttresses with flushwork decoration. Plinth with cusped wavy motif. Elaborately wave moulded west doorway with shields in the jambs. Vegetative carved spandrels and square surround, the frieze of which has a further row of shields. Above is 3-light Perpendicular window also with shields in the jambs, carved spandrels and a square surround. This window interrupts string course of second stage and is below an ogeed cusped statuary niche. Ringing chamber with traceried square ventilation panels. 2-light cusped belfry windows. Flushwork crenellated parapet with trefoils and quatrefoils in panels. Nave with stepped side buttresses, angled to corners. 4 side windows of 3 lights each to aisles alternating between 4 petal motif and divergent supermullion type. Aisle west windows are of petal form, east windows of supermullion design, all renewed. Square 2 storey south porch with diagonal buttresses. Ogee moulded entrance arch in square surround with carved spandrels. Statuary niche and wall sundial above. Crenellated flushwork parapet extends to west over polygonal parvis stair turret. One slit light east and west to first floor. Moulded north doorway. Chancel very heavily restored. Priests' door to south under depressed arch. 4-light east window of petal type. No buttresses or flanking windows. Interior. 5 bay octagonal arcade with polygonal capitals and bases. Double chamfered arches. C19 arch braced nave roof. Aisle roofs with principals on arched braces to foliate corbels. Wave moulded tower arch with circular responds on polygonal bases and with polygonal crenellated capitals. C14 octagonal font. Stem and bowl panels alternate between 2-light ogeed tracery and leaf motifs. Double chamfered chancel arch on polygonal responds. At east end of north aisle a tomb chest in 3 large and 4 small panels, the larger decorated with cartouches. 2 bay C19 chancel roof on false hammerbeams. Wall monument to John Calthrop 1688 : bowed marble inscription panel between pair of Ionic columns supporting entablature and achievement.

Listing NGR: TG4149424258


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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: 06 Mar 2001
Reference: IOE01/03005/03
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter Clark. Source Historic England Archive
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