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Church of Holy Trinity, Hockham

Description: Church of Holy Trinity

Grade: I
Date Listed: 16 July 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 220207

OS Grid Reference: TL9507192093
OS Grid Coordinates: 595071, 292093
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4919, 0.8719

Location: Hockham, Norfolk IP24 1NZ

Locality: Hockham
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP24 1NZ

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Listing Text


13/45 Church of Holy Trinity
16/ 7/58
- I

Parish church. First half C14. Flint with ashlar dressings. Pantiled nave
and chancel and leaded aisles. West tower collapsed early C18 and replaced
1854 by bell tower on 2 flat buttresses rising full height and connected by
arch at roof line. Bell chamber octagonal, pierced by trefoiled lights under
fleuron frieze roofed with broach spire. Aisle west windows are lancets,
that to south with mouchette wheel. Diagonal buttresses with set-offs. South
porch with round arched opening of wave mouldings and renewed 2-light side
windows under gabled roof with shouldered parapet. 2 south and one east aisle
windows : 3-light C15 panel tracery under segmental arch with hood on label
stops; 3-light reticulated with cusped lozenge units below hood on stops; 3-
light reticulated. Chancel has low side window in form of cusped light
transomed at base, one 2-light square-headed window above priest's door with
subsidiary arches below vertical mullions and mullion shafts, and one 2-light
converging mouchette window. Central flat buttress and dentilled eaves cornice.
Diagonal east buttresses enclosing 4-light reticulated east window with cusping
and hood mould. Raised parapet with Latin cross. Vestry added to north chancel
wall cutting into buttress to east of single cusped lancet. 2-light reticulated
north aisle east window and 2 2-light north windows, one cusped, the other
panelled. Blocked north door with wave and sunk quadrant mouldings. Nave
clerestory of 3 2-light segmental - headed windows north and south. Interior
3-bay arcade : south piers quatrefoil with fillets to north and south lobes,
moulded bases and capitals and double sunk quadrant arches; north piers
quatrefoil with fillets in diagonals, similar bases and capitals and double
chamfered arches. Roof 1953. Fragments of C14 roof in south aisle. Tall
chancel arch with wave mouldings and polygonal capitals. Wall painting above
chancel arch of c.1450 depicting Holy Trinity, Virgin and St. Gabriel flanking
cross. Subsidiary angels with scrolls on red foliate diaper background. 2
north aisle paintings of c.1350. One not recognisable, the other of Pilgrims.
South aisle has piscina decorated with crocketted and finialed ogee between
buttresses. Chancel piscina of 2 trefoiled lights divided by column under
straight arch. Remains of sedilia. Barrel roof to chancel. Early C14
octagonal font with punched tracery patterns. Good poppy-head benches in nave
of C15, some with carved arm rests depicting figures.

Listing NGR: TL9507192093

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Source: English Heritage

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