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Church of St. Andrew, Tottington

Description: Church of St. Andrew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 July 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 220124

OS Grid Reference: TL8939795521
OS Grid Coordinates: 589397, 295521
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5246, 0.7904

Location: Tottington, Norfolk

Locality: Tottington
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England

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Listing Text

TL 89 NW

3/86 Church of St. Andrew.

16.7.58 II*

Parish church. c.1360, restored 1885-6 by E.P. Willins. Rendered flint with
ashlar quoins and tiled and pantiled roofs. West tower, nave, aisles and
chancel. Tower of 4 stages. Angle buttresses to west becoming diagonal and
diagonal to east. Arched and moulded west door below 2-light window. Cusped
lancets to ringing chamber and 2-light belfry windows, louvred. Battlemented
parapet with string course. Small kneelers to coped aisle walls. South porch
with rebuilt round arch in brick below small niche. Blocked 3-light Perpen-
dicular windows east and west under flat hoods. Roof with tie bars and braces
to ridge piece. Undercut moulded door. Chancel with priest's door, one flat
buttress north and south and diagonal at east. Clerestorey walls rebuilt
in 1886 with new 3-light cusped windows. All aisle and chancel windows covered
with corrugated iron sheets but tracery survives of transitional Decorated
and Perpendicular styles as follows (from south aisle west to north aisle
west via east end) : 3-light panel with spiked lozenges; 2-light ogeed with
reticulation units within larger units vertically; 2-light reticulation net;
2-light round headed cusped lights and diagonal petal; 3-light piled
mouchettes; 2-light panel; 2-light panel; east window C19 stem and leaf; 3-
light intersecting; 3-light pierced panel; 2-light ogeed with rounded trefoils
in vesica; 2-light panel above battlemented transom; 2-light ogeed with 3
mouchettes (14 windows). Interior has 4-bay arcade. Quatrefoil piers with
continuous hollows and filleted lobes north and south on low polygonal bases.
Polygonal capitals support chamfer and sunk quadrant arches with hood on head
stops. Clerestorey window splays fall below apex of arcade. Tall chancel
arch similar. Nave and south aisle roofs 1886. Nave scissor braced with
collars on battlemented wall plates. North aisle roof mainly C14. Moulded
rafters and purlins. Alternate principals on arched braces carrying pierced
traceried spandrels. Chancel roof lowered and plastered. Cinquefoiled sedilia
and piscina. Reredos 1896. Plain octagonal font. No other furnishings.

Listing NGR: TL8939795521

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Source: English Heritage

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