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Church of St Andrew

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bacton, Norfolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8501 / 52°51'0"N

Longitude: 1.4677 / 1°28'3"E

OS Eastings: 633587

OS Northings: 333699

OS Grid: TG335336

Mapcode National: GBR XGL.CVZ

Mapcode Global: WHMSK.JM3F

Entry Name: Church of St Andrew

Location: Bacton, North Norfolk, Norfolk, NR12

County: Norfolk

District: North Norfolk

Parish: Bacton

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Listing Date: 16 April 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 224221

Source ID: 1373817

Listing Text

BACTON CHURCH LANE
TG 33 SW
(north side)
4/6 Church of St. Andrew
16.4.55
- II*

Parish church. C14 origin, remodelled C15, restored 1847, re-roofed 1895.
Flint with ashlar dressings and some brick. Nave roof of slate, chancel
thatched. West tower, nave and chancel. 4 stage tower closely dated by
bequests to 1459-1485. Blocked west door under 4-centred arch with carved
shields and tracery in spandrels. 3-light transomed west window. Diagonal
stepped buttresses with flushwork, at their bases nodding ogee statuary niches
with pedestals. Square ringing chamber vent holes with shields carved on
tracery. 2-light belfry windows and crenellated flint parapet. Gabled south
porch with blocked brick side lancets and double chamfered entrance arch.
Brick niche in gable containing figure of Christ. Diagonal buttresses. Wave
moulded inner door below hood mould on labels. Stepped buttresses to nave
between 2-light cusped lozenge windows, 3 on south, 2 on north side. Rood
stairs to south-east. Diagonal east nave buttresses. Stepped side buttresses
to chancel. 2 2-light chancel south windows, one square headed, the other
depressed arched. 3-light C19 cusped intersecting east window. One square
headed single light chancel north window. Interior. Tall tower arch with
semi-circular responds and polygonal capitals. Nave roof 1895 : arched braces
to collars. Arched rere arch to south door, segmental to north door. Hollow
chamfered chancel arch with semi-circular responds and polygonal capitals.
Scissor braced and boarded chancel roof, stepped to east to accommodate east
window. Stepped sedilia in chancel with 3 hollow chamfered depressed arches.
Octagonal early C15 font on square stem. The stem enriched by 4 crouching
animals at foot from which rise 4 engaged columns with cusped nodding ogee
collars. Between columns are square cusped and crocketted buttresses. The
bowl with 8 winged angel heads to corners. Each panel separated by decorated
buttresses, the panels alternately carved with symbols of 4 Evangelists and
angels bearing shields.


Listing NGR: TG3358633697

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