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Description: Church of St Martin
Date Listed: 20 September 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 166902
OS Grid Reference: TA0790960807
OS Grid Coordinates: 507909, 460807
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0320, -0.3540
There is also a scheduled monument, St Martin's Collegiate Church and Medieval Standing Cross, Lowthorpe, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.
TA 06 SE HARPHAM LOWTHORPE
4/43 Church of St Martin
Church. Chancel about 1330, C15 tower, raised in C18, nave rebuilt in C19,
C19 south porch. Sandstone ashlar, coursed squared chalk rubble, brick in
English garden wall bond to belfry, slate roof. 2-stage west tower, 4-bay
nave, ruinous 2-bay chancel (originally 3 bays or more). West tower:
double-chamfered plinth, buttresses with offsets and gablets. Pointed
belfry openings with timber Y-tracery, stepped cornice to crenellated
parapet with corner obelisks. West window of 2 lights with mullion, ¼-round
moulding to reveals, and segmental heads under dripmould. 2 lifts of putlog
holes blocked with bricks above. Nave: chamfered plinth, buttresses with
offsets. Lancet to west with cusped tracery, two 2-light windows with
cusped Y-tracery to east. Pointed south doorway with continuous roll-
moulding. coped gables. Chancel: west bay has chamfered plinth.
Buttresses with offsets. 3-light pointed window to west with high-quality
Reticulated tracery and iron glazing bars, now reduced to one light. Human
head hood-mould stop to right. Pointed priest's door in deep segmental-
headed embrasure to right. Fragments of crenellations over. North wall has
2 pointed windows with similar high-quality Reticulated tracery. C16 east
window of 4 lights with mullions and transoms. Interior: nave has C14
double-chamfered pointed chancel arch on moulded capitals with rosettes and
stylised fig leaves. Fragment of a brass in north wall: knight and part of
accompanying inscription, 1443. (The matrix for this brass lies in the
chancel floor). C14 recumbent effigy of a couple carved as if partly
concealed beneath a tree with shields at the roots and 6 branches to each
side, each branch terminating in the head of a child. West wall bears a
memorial to John Newton erected by his widow Jane and giving old style and
new style dates (1739/40) together with some verses previously written by
the deceased and his wife. To the south, a memorial to their children 1735.
Below, a pre-Conquest cross-head with interlace ornament. Chancel: re-set
trefoil-headed piscina in east wall. Large collection of inscribed and
architectural fragments. 'The chancel of the Church of Saint Martin is
scheduled as an Ancient Monument.
Listing NGR: TA0790960807
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Source: English Heritage
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