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Church of St Maragret, Little Dunham

Description: Church of St Maragret

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 May 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 220440

OS Grid Reference: TF8635612970
OS Grid Coordinates: 586356, 312970
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6824, 0.7554

Location: 2 School Lane, Little Dunham, Norfolk PE32 2DF

Locality: Little Dunham
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE32 2DF

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Listing Text

(north side)

6/39 Church of St.Margaret

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint, partly rendered, with ashlar
dressings. Black pantile and slate roofs. West tower, nave with north
aisle and south porch and chancel. Perpendicular tower with diagonal
western buttresses and flat stair turret projection to south. Moulded
west doorway with carved head label stops. 3-light Perpendicular window
above, quatrefoil soundholes, 2-light cusped bell-openings and a plain
parapet. C13 south door with dying arch mouldings and one order of
colonnettes with bell capitals, crowned head label stops and female head
in quatrefoil above doorway. 3 C13 lancets to south wall of nave and
chancel, one 2-light Perpendicular window with embattled transom and
similar Victorian replica. 3 partially restored 2-light curvilinear C14
north aisle windows with one double lancet to west and a triple lancet
(probably re-set) to east. North aisle formerly ran alongside chancel
leaving 2 blocked arches and a simple piscina. Victorian Geometric east
window. C13 3-bay nave arcade and former 3-bay chancel arcade now reduced
to one bay. Fine quadrilobe piers with bell capitals and arches of 2
hollow chamfered orders. Carved corbel of human head with horns flanked
by foliage forms westernmost chancel arcade support. Chancel arch does
not survive. C15 tower arch with facetted responds and capitals. Simple
nave piscina and a C13 angle piscina-cum-sedilia in chancel with a bell
capital on colonnette and a shaped arm rest. Remains of Medieval decor-
ative paintwork on arches of 2 blocked bays of chancel north arcade.
Group value with Old Rectory.

Listing NGR: TF8635612970

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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