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Church of St George, Gooderstone

Description: Church of St George

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 220912

OS Grid Reference: TF7625402140
OS Grid Coordinates: 576254, 302140
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5885, 0.6004

Location: The Street, Gooderstone, Norfolk PE33 9DE

Locality: Gooderstone
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE33 9DE

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Listing Text

(north side)

11/9 Church of St.George

- I

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and some brick
dressings. Pantile, plain tile and lead roofs. West tower; nave with south
aisle and south porch; chancel. C13 and C14 west tower with stair turret
to south-east corner. One 2-light Decorated ground floor west window with
mouchettes and one C13 loop to south. Upper floor with single cusped lancets
to 3 sides. Bell stage with 2-light cusped Y-traceried openings and a
crenellated parapet. South aisle with one lancet to west, a plain chamfered
and roll-moulded south doorway, 3 restored 2-light Decorated windows and
a 3-light east window with 6 mouchettes and a dagger. South porch has a
pair of C14 traceried oculi to sides each composed of 3 trefoils. Plain
chamfered entrance arch. 4 C15 2-light clearstorey windows. North side
of nave with 3 large 3-light panel-traceried Perpendicular windows with
embattled transoms beneath 4-centred arches. Smaller 2-light window in same
style above the plain north doorway. C13 chancel with 2 lancets to north
and a triple lancet,arrangement to the east. South wall with 2 lancets
flanking a priest's doorway, a blocked leper's window beneath westernmost
lancet and a later 2-light cusped Y-traceried window. Interior. Early
Perpendicular 4-bay south arcade of 2 plain-chamfered orders on slender piers
consisting of opposed half shafts supporting the inner orders whilst the
outer orders are carried down uninterrupted. Plain chamfered tower arch
of 3 orders dying into responds of triangular section. C15 chancel arch
on triple shaft responds. C13 double piscina in chancel with deeply moulded
trefoil arches supported on colonettes with bell capitals. Scoinson mouldings
to triple lancet east window consist of narrow shafts with bell capitals
and shaft rings. C14 piscina and credence shelf in south aisle in the form
of a 2-light window with blind Decorated tracery in head and a transom forming
the shelf. Fine C15 hammerbeam roof repaired and re-erected in the C17.
Hammers appear to be, C17 with C15 arched braces rising from them. Collars
with short king posts rising to a ridge purlin. Some original heavily
moulded purlins and several C17 chamfered replacements including some C17
principal rafters incorporating C15 braces. Single section of intricately
carved Cl5 wall plate survives. Several original carved bosses. Chancel
roof ceiled but may retain some Medieval elements. C15 chancel screen with
painted dado panels, tracery and contemporary choir stalls. Exceptional
late Medieval nave and aisle pews with traceried backs, carved poppy-head
ends and mutilated arm rest carvings. C17 polygonal pulpit with fluted
frieze. Later clerk's desk. Late-Medieval rustic alms box with metal straps
and provision for 3 padlocks.

Listing NGR: TF7625402140

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Source: English Heritage

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