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Church of St Mary, North Tuddenham

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 May 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 220742

OS Grid Reference: TG0559612954
OS Grid Coordinates: 605596, 312954
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6753, 1.0397

Location: North Tuddenham, Norfolk NR20 3NJ

Locality: North Tuddenham
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR20 3NJ

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Listing Text

(east side)

6/36 Church of St.Mary
- I -

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and brick dressings.
Slate and pantile roofs. Western tower, exceptionally wide aisleless nave
with north porch and chancel. C14 west tower with chequer flushwork to
the diagonal buttresses. Moulded west doorway with a 3-light Perpendicular
window above. 2-light cusped Y-traceried 2nd storey west window. 2-light
bell-openings with ogees and cusped soufflets. Crenellated parapet with
fine flushwork and crocketted corner pinnacles. Buttressed nave with 6
3-light panel traceried Perpendicular windows. 2-storey porch with diagonal
buttresses. Ogee headed niche above the plainly moulded entrance and 4 2-
light Y-traceried side windows. Moulded north and south nave doorways.
Chancel with 4 3-light panel traceried side windows and a Victorian 5-light
east window in Perpendicular style. Parapets to nave and chancel with a
fleuron decorated cornice. Interior. Tower and chancel arches with poly-
gonal responds and plain chamfered arches, Nave piscina to south. The
lower parts of nave.and chancel walls are decorated with colourful Victorian
encaustic tiles. Victorian wall paintings. 2 monuments in chancel. Wall
monument to memory of Katherine Skippe (died 1629) in black and white marble.
Pair of Doric columns flanking inscription supported on pedestal and consoles
with a strapwork apron between. Achievement above with deeply carved
mantling and contained within an aedicule with a scrolled open pediment.
Flanking heraldic beasts. Tomb chest below, probably of Thomas Skippe,
with finely carved heraldry. Surviving C15 chancel screen dado with 8
surviving paintings of saints. 4 re-set late medieval painted dado panels
in tower screen of unknown provenance. High quality medieval glass in nave
windows, west window and lower side windows of porch. Decorative Victorian

Listing NGR: TG0559612954

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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