Church of St Mary, Cranwich
Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 23 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 220948
OS Grid Reference: TL7827294870
OS Grid Coordinates: 578272, 294870
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5225, 0.6263
Location: A134, Cranwich, Norfolk IP26 5JL
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7/1 Church of St.Mary
Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and some brick
dressings. Rendered porch and north wall. Thatched roofs. Circular west
tower; aisleless nave with south porch; chancel. Cll west tower with a
circular monolithic ground floor west window, a similar arched first floor
window and 4 monolithic openings above with interlace patterns to north,
south and west, probably representing original bell stage. Present bell
stage with 4 undressed roughly arched openings and a late-Medieval
crenellated parapet with 3 gargoyles. South wall of nave with one C14 cusped
lancet window and 2 late-Medieval windows with flat heads of 2 and 3 cusped
lights. Late-Medieval porch with arched entrance and cusped 2-light side
windows. Late C12 doorway with chamfered semicircular arch on simple imposts
supporting a hood mould with dogtooth decoration. North wall of nave with
hollow chamfered doorway of 2 orders and 2 C15 2-light panel traceried
windows. C14 chancel with 4 2-light Y-traceried windows to north and south
and a 3-light Y-traceried east window. Interior. Reduced tower arch with
modern doorway inserted. No chancel arch. C14 piscina in chancel with
deeply moulded arch on a pair of engaged colonnetts with bell capitals.
Nave with moulded wall plates and arched braces probably of Medieval date,
largely obscured by ceiling. Plain C14 octagonal font. Medieval altar slab
used as flooring to north-east side of chancel.
Listing NGR: TL7827294870
Source: English Heritage
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