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Church of St Paul, Garvestone

Description: Church of St Paul

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 May 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 220823

OS Grid Reference: TG0324707104
OS Grid Coordinates: 603247, 307104
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6236, 1.0014

Location: Station Lane, Garvestone, Norfolk NR9 4QL

Locality: Garvestone
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR9 4QL

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Listing Text

TG 00 NW
6/31 Church of St.Paul
- I
Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with some galetting to north.
Ashlar and some brick dressings. Plain tile and slate roofs. West tower;
aisleless nave with north porch and former south aisle; chancel. C13 staged
west tower with a truncated octagonal bell stage. Projecting stair turret
to south. 2-light Y-traceried west window with one rectangular sound hole
above. Stone and tile broaches reduce tower to octagonal top storey which
has no bell openings. Blocked arcade to south with 3 2-light Victorian
traceried windows beneath former arches. 3 3-light late-Medieval clearstorey
windows with rectangular heads and cusped lights. Reconstructed north
doorway and porch - all modern except for 2 surviving nook shafts with
polygonal bell capitals. Lower part of north wall retains some Cll or early
C12 masonry with one surviving ferruginous conglomerate eastern quoin. 2
fine 3-light panel-traceried windows with 4-centred heads. Chancel with C13
plain-chamfered priest's door and a modern 2-light Y-traceried window to
north. Interesting C13triple-lancet east window with nascent bar tracery.
2 C13 lancets of unequal width to south and one modern lancet in blocked
archway to former south aisle. C15 double-ogee and wave moulded tower arch
on polygonal responds with crenellated carved capitals. C19 chancel arch
in late Medieval style. Former 3-bay arcade with partly obscured and
rendered quatrefoil piers. Plain-chamfered arches of 2 orders. Former double
piscinae and double sedilia of which only one cusped piscina arch remains.
Tiny aumbry at floor level to south side of chancel. Victorian carved stone
reredos arcade in C14 style. Some surviving fragments of Medieval glass
in west window and north chancel window. East window, with crucifixion
scene, of 1896.

Listing NGR: TG0324707104

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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