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Church of St Mary, Fransham

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 May 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 220483

OS Grid Reference: TF9020312287
OS Grid Coordinates: 590203, 312287
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6749, 0.8119

Location: Fransham, Norfolk NR19 2JR

Locality: Fransham
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR19 2JR

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Listing Text


10/28 Church of St.Mary
- I

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar dressings, some brick
and slate roofs. Former west tower, aisleless nave with south porch and
chancel. Early C14 nave with 4 (formerly 5) 2-light cusped Y-traceried windows.
West wall dated 1583 (datestone at peak of gable) with a 4-light square-headed
window with hollow chamfered mullions and transom and hood mould with star
label stops. C14 moulded nave doors(blocked to north). C14 chancel with
2 2-light north windows with pairs of mouchettes and single daggers. 3-light
east window with similar motifs within 3 soufflets. 2 2-light south windows
with similar motifs within single soufflets. C14priest's door. C15 porch
with later brick parvis dated 1743 by tie ends. Diagonal buttresses, flushwork
plinth,moulded entrance and 2 square headed traceried windows. Nave has fine
9 bay hammerbeam roof with roll moulded wall plates and butt purlins, wall
braces and spandrel tracery. C15 chancel arch with 3-shaft responds and 2
shallow moulded orders. C17 5-bay chancel roof with ashlaring, butt-purlins,
collars and wind bracing. Trilobe piscina with C17 panelled and fluted wooden
sedile beside it. Some restored C15 benches with poppy heads, arm rest figures
and pierced traceried backs. Square font of circa 1200 on 4 columns (one
octagonal) with cushion capitals. Bowl with semicircular headed, 2-centred
and trilobe arcading on 3 sides and a mandorla with foliage carving flanked
by rosettes on fourth side.

Listing NGR: TF9020312287

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Source: English Heritage

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