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Church of St Mary, Whissonsett

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 May 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 220510

OS Grid Reference: TF9191923345
OS Grid Coordinates: 591919, 323345
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7736, 0.8437

Location: St Mary's Meadow, Whissonsett, Norfolk NR20 5ST

Locality: Whissonsett
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR20 5ST

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Listing Text

TF 92 SW WHISSONSETT

4/54 Church of St.Mary
30.5.60
- II*

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar dressings. Slate roofs.
West tower, aisleless nave with south porch and chancel with vestry and organ
outshut to north. Early C14 west tower with diagonal buttresses, 2-light
cusped Y-traceried bell openings and small foiled sound holes. Inserted C15
west window of 2 lights with embattled transom. C15 crenellated parapet with
corner finials, flushwork and blind traceried panels with shields. Nave with
C14 moulded north and south doors and 6 heavily restored 2-light windows in
Perpendicular style. Chancel C19 with east window in Geometric style, 2 Y-
traceried windows to south and one to north. South porch with corrugated
iron roof, C15 4-centred entrance with polygonal responds and 2 small cusped
windows. Some medieval ironwork in south door. Plain chamfered tower arch
of 3 orders. Pair of plain nave piscinas. Chancel arch probably C19 in Per-
pendicular style. 3 C19 stained glass windows in chancel. Re-set trefoil
piscina in chancel. C19 triple sedilia with cusped arches. Victorian foiled
chancel screen and pulpit in Decorated style. C15 octagcnal font with cross
plinth, panel traceried stem and quatrefoil bowl panels.


Listing NGR: TF9191923345

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

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.




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