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Church of St John the Baptist, Mileham

Description: Church of St John the Baptist

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 May 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 220503

OS Grid Reference: TF9220119576
OS Grid Coordinates: 592201, 319576
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7396, 0.8457

Location: The Street, Mileham, Norfolk PE32 2RA

Locality: Mileham
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE32 2RA

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Listing Text


7/45 Church of St.John the
30.5.60 Baptist


Parish church. Medieval. Flint, partly rendered; with ashlar and some brick
dressings. Slate, lead and felt to medieval south aisle roof. Aisled nave
with tower porch to north and chancel. Nave with 8 restored C15 2-light clear-
storey windows, a 3-light C14 west window with dagger and mouchette soufflets.
South aisle with C14 moulded doorway, 2 3-light Perpendicular windows with
transoms and shallow heads, a fine 3-light C14 east window with dagger enclosed
by pair of mouchettes and a 2-light C14 cusped Y-traceried west window. North
aisle with 4 3-light Perpendicular windows and a C14 simply moulded doorway
of 3 orders leading into tower, C14 tower porch with angle buttresses, large
plain chamfered entrance. Lancets above with ogee heads and 2-light Y-
traceried bell openings and later crenellated parapet with flushwork arcading,
carved panelling, corner finials of seated figures and gargoyles. Chancel
with one restored 2-light traceried window and a blocked C14 cusped oculus
no north; a late Perpendicular sash window with embattled transoms and tri-
angular arches. Late Cl2 Priest's door to south with 2-centred arch of 2
orders set on one pair of nook shafts with scallop capitals and inner order
with boldly projecting angle roll and scallop capitals. 2 2-light Y-traceried
windows, one with cusping. 3-bay nave: to south one column with half-column
respond to west and one irregular octagonal pier with semi-octagonal respond
to east. Plain 2-centred arches. To north large rectangular piers with keel
moulded angle rolls and hollow chamfered arches. Piscina in each aisle.
Rood stair with ogee headed entrance to north. Cl5 arch braced aisle roofs
with embattled wall plates, moulded purlins and spandrels with very fine
Flamboyant tracery. Chancel with pair of large, badly mutilated, C14 niches
with former nodding ogee heads. Simple piscina to south. 2 fine Bramwell
family wall memorials of 1787 and 1802. C15 polygonal pulpit on single stem
with traceried panels. Octagonal font with traceried panels and stem and
plinth set with medieval glazed tiles. 2 C14 tomb slabs with characteristic
foliate crosses. Wooden columnar poor box with 3 locks dated 1639. West
window with considerable quantity of C14 stained galss. Brass in south aisle
floor to Christopher Crowe (1526).

Listing NGR: TF9220119576

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Source: English Heritage

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