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Church of St Mary, Cranworth

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 May 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 220792

OS Grid Reference: TF9828604461
OS Grid Coordinates: 598286, 304461
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6017, 0.9266

Location: Cranworth, Norfolk IP25 7SH

Locality: Cranworth
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP25 7SH

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Listing Text

TF 90 SE
9/1 Church of St.Mary
- I
Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar dressings. Lead and
slate roofs with weatherboarded spire. West tower; aisled nave with north
porch and storeroom to south; chancel with vestry to north. C13 and C14
unbuttressed west tower with stair turret to south. 2-light Y-traceried
west window with carved label stops. Quatrefoil sound holes to north and
west. 2-light C14 bell openings with foiled soufflets. Crenellated parapet
and a short octagonal spire. C14 north aisle with a 3-light east window
displaying a pair of mouchettes and a dagger. 3 contemporary 2-light north
windows with carved head label stops. 2-light cusped Y-traceried west window.
Victorian south aisle in exact imitation of north aisle. Chancel with one
2-light Decorated window to north with soufflet and 2-light cusped Y-traceried
south windows. Cusped lancet window to south with a transom delimiting a
now blocked opening to lower quarter. Victorian north porch in Perpendicular
style. Moulded C14 north doorway with impressive carved head label stops.
Modern timber framed store room to south with flint infill. Simple C14
moulded south doorway. Interior. 4-bay nave with C14 quatrefoil piers
supporting wave-moulded arches to north. South arcade in imitation. Plain
chamfered tower arch supported on carved head corbels. Wave-moulded chancel
arch with similar corbels. Double piscina and rebuilt triple sedilia in
chancel. Original cusped arches to piscinae with geometric spandrel motif.
C14 ogee headed and cusped tomb recess in north aisle. Very fine Neo-
Classical and Baroque wall monuments to Gurdon family in both aisles. Plain
C14 octagonal font.

Listing NGR: TF9828604461

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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