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Church of St Margaret, Lyng

Description: Church of St Margaret

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 30 May 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 220735

OS Grid Reference: TG0690617855
OS Grid Coordinates: 606906, 317855
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7188, 1.0621

Location: 10 Soanes Court, Lyng, Norfolk NR9 5AN

Locality: Lyng
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR9 5AN

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Listing Text


4/29 Church of St. Margaret.
- II*

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and some brick
dressings. Slate and concrete tile roofs. West tower, aisleless nave with
south porch and chancel. C13 unbuttressed west tower with a 2-light Y-
traceried west window, one first floor lancet and 2-light Y-traceried bell-
openings. 2 string courses and a parapet with crocketted corner pinnacles.
6 restored 3-light Perpendicular nave windows with embattled transoms. C15
porch (formerly of 2 storeys) with diagonal buttresses. One 3-light traceried
upper south window and a pair of 2-light side windows. Unusual entrance
arch - 4 - centred in principle yet central section built with straight sides.
Low niche to east side of entrance. C18 Dutch gable in brick with an
exceptionally large pediment and dentil cornice. Chancel of 1912 with 3
2-light Y-traceried side windows and a 3-light east window in Decorated style.
Medieval 2-leaf south door with elaborate traceried panels and a quatrefoil
border. Moulded C15 tower arch on semi-circular responds. Exceptionally
wide nave with chancel off-set to south in relation to it. Chancel arch
partly medieval with polygonal responds. Early C13 octagonal font in Purbeck
marble with recessed arch decoration on bowl which is supported on 8 shafts
(2 original) and a central column. Doorway in south wall of nave former
entrance to parvis stair. Moulded 4-centred head with fine label stop

Listing NGR: TG0690617855

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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