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Church of St Michael, Didlington

Description: Church of St Michael

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 220950

OS Grid Reference: TL7789496946
OS Grid Coordinates: 577894, 296946
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5413, 0.6218

Location: Didlington, Norfolk IP26 5AT

Locality: Didlington
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP26 5AT

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Listing Text

TL 79 NE
4/3 Church of St.Michael
Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and some brick
dressings. Felt and slate roofs. West tower; aisled nave and chancel.
C14 west tower with diagonal buttresses and a rectangular stair turret to
south east. 2-light west window with restored ogee tracery. 2 rectangular
loops to first floor and 4 2-light bell openings with ogee tracery.
Crenellated parapet with 2 gargoyles. Nave and chancel with modern
re-facing. North aisle with 3 2-light ogee-traceried north windows, a modern
plain-chamfered doorway and C15 panel-traceried east and west windows with
flat heads. South aisle with 4 heavily restored 2-light panel-traceried
windows with flat heads. Similar 3-light east window. C14 wave-moulded
doorway. 6 2-light late-Medieval clearstorey windows. Chancel with 3
restored hollow-chamfered lancet windows to south; the westernmost retaining
a square "leper's window". North wall with one hollow-chamfered lancet and
a 2-light window consisting of a pair of lancets and a traceried quatrefoil
above. Modern 3-light east window with 3 quatrefoils. C14 niche to north
side of east wall with cusped ogee arch and fleuron to hood mould. Interior.
4-bay nave of octagonal piers supporting plain chamfered arches of 2 orders.
The arcades differ: the southern having piers with alternating wide and
narrow facets as opposed to the northern which has piers of regular section
yet with filletted tri-lobe responds. Plain chamfered tower arch on polygonal
responds. Plain chamfered chancel arch. Restored moulded lateMedieval roof
of a shallow pitch created by cambered beams. Arch braces supported on carved
corbels. Wall plates removed. Piscina in south aisle with cusped arch.
Fine early C14 piscina in chancel with 3-point traceried cusping on a pair
of engaged colonnettes with bell capitals. Baroque balustrade communion
rails in marble. C14 octagonal font with Purbeck marble bowl. Shallow
arcading on bowl, stem with blind tracery.

Listing NGR: TL7789496946

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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