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Church of St Mary, Whinburgh and Westfield

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 30 May 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 220889

OS Grid Reference: TG0062308927
OS Grid Coordinates: 600623, 308927
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6410, 0.9638

Location: 3 Church Road, Whinburgh, Norfolk NR19 1QR

Locality: Whinburgh and Westfield
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR19 1QR

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Listing Text

TG 00 NW
(north side)
6/97 Church of St.Mary

Redundant parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and some
brick dressings. Lead and plaintile roofs. Tower porch to south; aisle-
less nave and chancel. Late C13 tower with angle buttresses. Moulded
entrance arch on triple shaft responds with polygonal capitals. Carved
heraldic shield above with a cusped statue niche. 3 flat-headed loops
to first floor. Bell stage with 2 2-light Y- and plate-traceried
openings to east and west, a cusped and Y-traceried opening to south with
blocked spandrel and a plain lancet to north. Shallow pitched roof without
a parapet. West wall of nave has a 5-light Y-traceried window with cusping,
6 quatrefoils and one cinquefoil: a C19 restoration-in original opening.
South wall of nave has one cusped Y-traceried 2-light window with cusped
spandrel light and a 3-light late-Medieval panel-traceried window without
cusping. North wall with 2 2-light Y-traceried windows: with cusping
to east and plate-traceried to west. North and south doorways each of
2 wave-moulded orders. Finely carved label stops to all nave openings.
Largely rebuilt chancel with one modern 3-light east window in Geometric
style, and to south 2 2-light cusped Y-traceried windows of which the
westernmost is original. Priest's door to north. Interior. Plain
chamfered chancel arch without responds. Nave piscina with cusped ogee
arch. Surviving rood stair to north. Original scissor-braced nave roof
of 32 trusses. The top third of the roof has been removed and replaced
by a shallow pitched boarded arrangement just above the collars. Tall
ashlaring on a moulded wall plate. Early C14 font with a plain circular
bowl on a moulded octagonal shaft.

Listing NGR: TG0062308927

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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