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Church of St Mary, Quidenham

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 July 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 220373

OS Grid Reference: TM0191389356
OS Grid Coordinates: 601913, 289356
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4648, 0.9709

Location: Quidenham, Norfolk NR16 2PB

Locality: Quidenham
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR16 2PB

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Listing Text


7/126 Church of St. Mary (formerly
16.7.58 listed as Church of St. Mary
the Virgin)
- II*
Parish church, Flint with ashlar dressings. Nave roof slate, chancel plain
tiled. West tower C12, nave and demolished south aisle very late C13, altered
C15, chancel late C13 altered C15, church restored 1885 and additional
restoration of tower 1950-51. 2 stage round tower. One square light to west,
3 arched splayed lights to ringing chamber. String course below Y traceried
2-light belfry windows, some without mullions and blocked with brick.
Crenellated parapet rebuilt in brick and flint. South aisle demolished c.1740
leaving remains of east and west window jambs. South aisle door re-set into
blocked west arcade bay : 2 orders of sunk quadrants. Arcades blocked to
capitals C18 with brick and glazed in arch with leaded lights. Parapet between
nave and chancel. 2 C19 2-light panel traceried south chancel windows above
string course which rises, square, over arched Priest's door. Diagonal east
buttresses frame 3-light Perpendicular east window of 1870. North side windows
all C19 2-light to chancel, 3-light to nave, 2 flat north nave buttresses.
C15 gabled north porch of knapped flint to north face, coursed flint east
and west. 2 fleuron trails to jambs and arch, the former divided by column
with leaf capitals. Blocked statuary niche over door. Interior. 4 bay arcade
to south of quatrefoil piers and moulded capitals under arches of sunk
quadrants, hollows and rolls. North porch now vestry with inner door late
C14 : jambs hollow and wave moulded separated by wide casement containing
relief reticulation trail. Plain octagonal font with grotesque heads under
bowl. Low pointed tower arch below Royal Arms of George II. Pews and roof
1885, the latter with moulded tie beams, wall plate, collars and 2 tiers
staggered butt purlins. Rood beam and cross with Christ and S.S. Mary and
John 1959. Chancel arch has fleurons and double wave mouldings and blind
tracery panels right and left, all C15. Chancel roof 1885 : 2 tiers butt
purlins and arched collars. Monument to Samuel Bircham 1732 on north chancel
wall beside blocked window and door arch. Fine late C13 double piscina of
2 moulded arches on columns with square hood containing trefoil spandrel
figures. Early C17 pulpit panelled with flower scroll below top rail, which
is supported on carved brackets.

Listing NGR: TM0191389356

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Source: English Heritage

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