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Church of St John, Oxborough

Description: Church of St John

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 220936

OS Grid Reference: TF7441001449
OS Grid Coordinates: 574410, 301449
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5829, 0.5728

Location: Swaffham 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

(south east side)

13/33 Church of St.John


Parish church. Medieval and later. Bedingfeld chantry chapel founded in
1496. Flint with ashlar and some brick dressings. Ashlar facing to chantry
chapel. Lead roofs. North aisle with porch; base of north wall of west tower;
chancel with north vestry and chantry chapel to south; part of south aisle
wall. (The rest collapsed in 1948). North aisle with 3-light C14 west window
with mouchettes. Porch with moulded entrance and surviving moulded wall
plates. Doorway of 2 plain-chamfered orders with hood mould. 5 2-light panel-
traceried north windows anda 3-light east window in similar style. 6
surviving 2light late-Medieval clearstorey windows. South wall with 3
surviving 2-light late-Medieval windows. Chancel with 2 3-light panel-
-traceried north windows, a restored 5-light panel-traceried east window and
a similar 3-light south window. Moulded priest's doorway. Chantry chapel
with one partly blocked 3-light panel-traceried east window and 3 C16 3-light
windows without tracery beneath 4-centred arches. Westernmost bay of chantry
chapel in flint with a restored 3-light late-Medieval window. C15 sanctus
bellcote with badly weathered blind tracery. 6-bay north arcade of octagonal
piers supporting plain-chamfered arches of 2 orders. Late Medieval north
aisle roof with moulded principals and purlins and spandrel tracery. One
and a half bays of south arcade survive blocked with an to chantry
chapel. Interior. Chancel with blocked C16 arcade of 2 bays formerly opening
into chantry chapel. 4-centred arches and carved polygonal capitals.
Late-Medieval arch-braced roof. Piscina cum sedilia in clunch with miniature
rib vaulting and carved decoration including blind tracery and a frieze of
angels. Surviving traces of original paint. Bedingfeld Chantry Chapel.
Retains original arch-braced and roll-moulded roof with carved spandrels.
3 carved wall posts with seated figures beneath canopies. 2 celebrated early
C16 terra cotta tombs (A.P. Baggs "C16 Terra-Cotta Tombs in East Anglia".
Archaeological Journal, 125, 1968). 3 other marble monuments of high quality.

Listing NGR: TF7441001449

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Source: English Heritage

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