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Church of St Mary, Colkirk

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 May 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 220469

OS Grid Reference: TF9178526549
OS Grid Coordinates: 591785, 326549
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8024, 0.8436

Locality: Colkirk
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR21 7NP

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Listing Text


1/14 Church of St.Mary
- II*

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with some ferruginous conglomerate
and ashlar dressings. Slate roofs. Tower-porch to south, nave with north
aisle of 1871 and chancel. C14 tower-porch with diagonal buttresses to south
and single angle buttresses in line with nave wall. Massive porch entrance
of 3 orders moulded with hollow chamfers and filletted rolls on trilobe responds
with bell capitals. Carved head label stops. Moulded C14 south doorway.
Cusped Y-traceried bell-openings. Nave and chancel with 4 restored 2-light
Perpendicular windows to south. Similar 3-light west window with 4-centred
doorway below. North aisle with 3 similar re-set 2-light windows and one 3-
light replica. 3-light Perpendicular east window. Chancel arch with polygonal
responds. Cusped angle piscina in chancel. Font probably late Norman.
Circular bowl with 4 pairs of engaged shafts supported on 4 colonnettes with
cushion capitals and bases. Victorian 4-bay north arcade in C14/C15 style.
Wall tablet (from ruinous church of Oxwick) of 1663 to Samuell Smithe with
long and interesting inscription on slate bordered by veined alabaster with
a carved and painted achievement above surmounted by an open segmental pediment.
Some fragments of C15 stained glass in south east chancel window.

Listing NGR: TF9178526549

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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