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Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Margaret, Oxborough

Description: Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Margaret

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 220929

OS Grid Reference: TF7414701269
OS Grid Coordinates: 574147, 301269
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5813, 0.5689

Location: Oxborough Road, Oxborough, Norfolk PE33 9QD

Locality: Oxborough
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE33 9QD

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Listing Text


13/26 Church of the Immaculate
23.6.60 Conception of the
Blessed Virgin Mary
and St.Margaret
(formerly listed as
Roman Catholic Church)


Roman Catholic private chapel. Completed in 1838. Later additions.
Attributed to Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin. Re-used early brick; additions in ashlar and gault brick. Slate roofs.
Aisleless nave with polygonal apse not oriented, (described, however, as if it were). Early Pointed style. 6 bays of plain lancet windows with chamfered reveals. Staged buttresses at each bay division including around the 5-sided apse. West wall with a later traceried 3-light window inserted into an original opening. Small doorway with hood mould and a rendered bellcote to gable peak. Ashlar south chapel of c.1865 in late Medieval style with a traceried oculus to east, a 3-light traceried gable window and a 2-light west window. Low northern addition in gault brick with 3 gables - 2 pertaining to vestry and one to porch. Interior. Arch braced roof with wall posts supported by crowned angels carrying shields. South chapel contains a carved marble effigy of the sixth baronet (Sir Henry Richard Paston-Bedingfeld). Imported fittings including an elaborate painted and carved C17 Felmish altar with reredos, C17 carved railings and Medieval glass.

Listing NGR: TF7414701269

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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