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Church of St Mary, Tittleshall

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 May 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 220506

OS Grid Reference: TF8949821122
OS Grid Coordinates: -691200, 4232777
Latitude/Longitude: 100.0000, 100.0000

Location: 27 Church Lane, Tittleshall PE32 2PN

Locality: Tittleshall
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE32 2PN

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Listing Text


3/50 Church of St.Mary
- I

bearish church. C14 and later. Flint with ashlar dressings and a brick
mausoleum. Slate and lead roofs. Western tower, aisleless nave with south
porch and chancel with mausoleum to north. C14 west tower with diagonal but-
tresses. Pair of niches in buttresses with cusped and crocketted ogee arches
and statue bases supported by Atlas figures. 2-light west window with single
cusped soufflet. Empty arched niche above and circular traceried sound holes
to north and south. Restored 2-light bell openings. Nave with 6 3-light
Perpendicular windows with embattled transoms. Porch with badly worn moulded
entrance. Plain chamfered north and south entrances. Chancel with blocked
priest's door and 3 2-light Decorated windows, 2 with mouchettes flanking
dagger and one with 4 radiating petals. Very fine reticulated 5-light east
window. C18 Coke family mausoleum with honeycomb ventilation openings, one
Victorian moulded brick 2-light window and 5 later sloping buttresses. Tower
arch with half shafts, filletted rolls and wave mouldings. Simple cusped
nave piscina to south. C15 octagonal font with quatrefoils. Chancel arch
with polygonal responds. Outstanding Coke family monuments in chancel,
Alabaster monument to Briget Coke, née Paston, wife of Edward (died 1598).
Arched niche with kneeling effigy at prie-Dieu which carries the inscription.
Flanking pilasters with partly painted carved trophies surrounded by ribbon-
work. Carved achievement in strapwork surround above and 8 kneeling weepers
below. Black and white marble monument to Sir Edward Coke (died 1634) by
Nicholas Stone. Simple sarcophagus on pedestal with lying effigy. 2 long
inscriptions above. Pair of flanking Tuscan columns supporting a full entabla-
ture with putti on frieze and broken segmental pediment. Carved and painted
achievement in and above tympanum flanked by 4 reclining figures of the Virtues
on pediment extrados. Tomb chest in black and white marble to Robert Coke
(died in 1679). Consoles flank inscription and support a broken and open
segmental pediment with achievement. Veined marble monument to Thomas first
Earl of Leicester. (died L759) and his son (died 1753) by Charles Atkinson.
Erected in 1760. Gadrooned sarcophagus on pedestal with a carved and painted
achievement above surrounded by extravagant mantling. Flanked by pair of
Composite columns supporting a dentilated pediment. Carved bust figures to
the sides of the Earl and Countess by Roubiliac. White marble monument in
memory of Jane Coke (died 1800) by Nollekens. Dated 1805. Flat obelisk back-
ground. Pedestal with inscription and supporting the carving which is centred
around a broken column with standing figure of woman (effigy) leaning on it
in front of opened book. Angel on cloud above and putto below holding up
a flaming heart.

Listing NGR: TF8949821122

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Source: English Heritage

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