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Church of All Saints, Litcham

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 May 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 220426

OS Grid Reference: TF8870417651
OS Grid Coordinates: 588704, 317651
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7236, 0.7928

Location: Church Street, Litcham, Norfolk PE32 2NS

Locality: Litcham
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE32 2NS

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Listing Text

(east side)
30.5.60 Church of All Saints

Parish church. Consecration date of 1412. West tower of 1669 by
Matthew Halcott according to datestone. Partly rendered flint with stone
and clunch dressings. Brick tower and slate and lead roofs. West tower,
aisled nave of 4 bays and chancel. West tower of 3 storeys with buttresses
to west and to eastern ends of north and south faces. Stone quoins and
platbands. 3-light Y-traceried west window and 2-light Y-traceried bell-
openings. Crenellated parapet with obelisk pinnacles at angles. Per-
pendicular aisle windows of 3 lights with crossed heads to laternal lights
in the distinctive manner of the church of St. Nicholas, King's Lynn.
3-light Y-traceried window on west wall of nave, now obscured by tower.
Y-traceried fenestration in chancel - probably post-Medieval. No clear-
story. Nave arcades with narrow lozenge shaped piers with single facetted
shafts supporting inner orders of arches with outer orders dying into
piers. One octagonal pier possibly a survival from earlier church. Wave
moulded and hollow chamfered arches with hood-moulds on bearded head
label stops. C15 screen with 22 original painted dado panels and restored
tracery. C15 hexagonal pulpit supported on single shaft. Blind traceried
panels with carved spandrels and an C18 staIR with turned balusters and
fluted newels. Aisle roofs with some original arch braced principal
rafters. Very fine C14 chest with blind tracery. Cl7 communion railings.
Pair of Medieval misericord seats. Box pews. Fragments of Medieval glass
in easternmost north aisle window. Poor box beside entrance probably
C17. Late medieval octagonal font.

Listing NGR: TF8870417651

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Source: English Heritage

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