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Church of St Andrew, Great Dunham

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 May 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 220405

OS Grid Reference: TF8739214720
OS Grid Coordinates: 587392, 314720
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6977, 0.7718

Location: Litcham Road, Great Dunham, Norfolk PE32 2LQ

Locality: Great Dunham
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE32 2LQ

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Listing Text


6/4 Church of St. Andrew

- I

Parish church. Late Cll and later. Partly rendered flint with ashlar
and re-used brick or tile dressings. Plaintiled roofs. Aisleless nave
with C15 south porch. Axial tower of same width as nave. Rebuilt chancel
with vestry to north mainly C19. Nave with 4 double-splayed windows (3
blocked) with Roman brick dressings. Long and short western quoins and
a blocked triangular headed west door surrounded by primitive billet-
moulded stripwork. Later 3-light Y-traceried window above. Blocked Cl3
plain chamfered north door and a 3-light Perpendicular north window with
embattled transoms. One 2-light C13 plate-traceried window in south with
quatrefoil flanked by blind trefoils and bell label stops to hood mould.
Restored 3-light Perpendicular window. C13 plain chamfered south door.
Porch with moulded entrance with spandrels and half-shafts with facetted
capitals. Vestiges of flushwork. 3-storey tower with long and short
quoins and double-splayed windows (2 to south and one to north). Twin
arched bell openings with through stone slabs on monolithic columns with
cushion capitals and attic-derived bases. Pairs of small double-splayed
oculi survive to the east and west only. C15 crenellated parapet with
flushwork. Nave interior with mutilated shallow recessed blind arcading
with some surviving carved imposts. Simple nave angle piscina. Original
semicircular headed tower arches with some surviving stripwork and cable
moulded imposts to east and chip carved imposts to west. Late medieval
chancel piscina with cusped arch find carved eagles in spandrels - probably
re-set. Badly mutilated octagonal font with arcaded octagonal shaft,
angel corbels to bowl and badly damaged panel carvings. Arcaded Jacobean
pulpit with finely carved frieze.

Listing NGR: TF8739214720

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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