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Church of St Mary Magdalene, Beetley

Description: Church of St Mary Magdalene

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 May 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 220748

OS Grid Reference: TF9739418535
OS Grid Coordinates: 597394, 318535
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7284, 0.9219

Location: Church Road, Beetley, Norfolk NR20 4DD

Locality: Beetley
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR20 4DD

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Listing Text

(east side)

3/1 Church of St.Mary
30/5/60 Magdalene

- I

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and some brick dress-
ings. Corrugated tile roofs. West tower; aisleless nave with south porch
and former north aisle; chancel. C14 west tower with diagonal buttresses.
C15 or C16.inserted west door of 2 deep orders with 4-centred arch and
colonnettes with facetted capitals. Fine 3-light west window in Decorated
style with 3 mouchette and dagger soufflets. 2-light cusped Y-traceried bell-
openings and crenellated parapet. Nave south wall with 3 Decorated 2-light
windows with mouchettes and daggers. North wall largely C18 with 3 3-light
wooden Y-traceried windows filling former arcade openings. Chancel with
moulded priest's doorway and 2 2-light Decorated windows with mouchettes and
daggers to south. One identical window to north and a dripstone to former
vestry. Fine 3-light east window with 4 radiating daggers. Interior. C14
3-bay north arcade with internal shafts only of quatrefoil piers visible.
Contemporary chancel arch of 2 wave-moulded orders on 3-shaft responds with
facetted capitals and intermediate filletted rolls. Wave-moulded tower-arch
on half-shafts. Rood stair doorway to north. Fine C14 chancel piscina with
cusped ogee arch and crocketted hood mould. Truncated horizontal cornice
and moulded responds of former sedilia. C14 octagonal font with cusped panels
and shields. Jacobean font cover with turned central baluster shaft and 4
cupola struts. C17 western screen with baluster shafts and carved arches.

Listing NGR: TF9739418535

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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