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Church of Holy Cross, Caston

Description: Church of Holy Cross

Grade: I
Date Listed: 16 July 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 220164

OS Grid Reference: TL9593897527
OS Grid Coordinates: 595938, 297527
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5403, 0.8879

Locality: Caston
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR17 1DB

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There is also a scheduled monument, Village Cross, 70m North West of the Holy Cross Church, 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.

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Listing Text


4/2 Church of Holy Cross

16/7/58 I

Parish Church. c1300, mid C14 and early C15. Restored 1852-54. Flint with
ashlar quoins and thatched roofs. West tower, nave and chancel. C14 tower
of 3 stages with diagonal buttresses. Moulded ogee west door with hood mould
on labels leading to integral porch. 3-light west window above string course
of reticulation units within larger units. Clock face above. 2-light cusped
belfry windows in third stage. Plain parapet. South nave with central flat
buttress, 3 3-light early C15 panel traceried windows. Restored 2-light windows
to west and east beside diagonal buttresses, the latter below remains of blocked
rectangular rood loft window. Low coped parapet on kneelers. Chancel with
2 2-light trefoiled Y windows flanking arched Priest's door. Diagonal eastern
buttresses. 3-light east window of intersecting ogee type of mid C14: trefoil
cusps support lozenges below encircled cinquefoil vesica. Chancel north contains
one 2-light Perpendicular window and a trefoil lancet. Angle buttress to nave.
Rood loft stairs. 2 3-light Perpendicular windows under 4-centred arches.
Central buttress. Brick 2 storey north porch now vestry. Arched and moulded
entrance. Diagonal buttresses. Square headed one-light windows to each floor.
Interior Double wave moulded tower arch with polygonal capitals partly blocked
with timber to form ringing gallery. Benches installed 1839. 4-centred tomb
recess in north wall. Low doorway to parvis to west. Very fine scissor braced
roof of early C14 with collars covered with early C15 chestnut panelling
decorated with transverse and longitudinal ribs and foliate bosses. Remains
of original paint. Battlemented wall plate. Early C17 pulpit panelled with
deep top rail with lunette carving. Base of screen. 2 misericord stalls abut
screen. Early Cl7 brass chandelier of ball and baluster turnings. 2 tiers
of 9 branches rise from central shaft. Trefoil piscina in chancel.

Listing NGR: TL9593897527

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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