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Church of St Nicholas, Ashill

Description: Church of St Nicholas

Grade: I
Date Listed: 23 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 220998

OS Grid Reference: TF8840904195
OS Grid Coordinates: 588409, 304195
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6029, 0.7808

Location: Swaffham Road, Ashill, Norfolk IP25 7AW

Locality: Ashill
Local Authority: Breckland District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP25 7AW

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Listing Text

TF 80 SE (north side)

Church of St.Nicholas


Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and some brick
dressings. Slate and copper roofs. West tower; nave with south aisle and
south porch; chancel with vestry to north. Early C14 west tower with diagonal
buttresses. Ogee headed west door with 5 orders of mouldings. A 3-light
Decorated window above with reticulated motif of soufflet with dagger and
mouchettes. 3 single light cusped windows to second floor and 2-light cusped
Y-traceried bell-openings. Crenellated parapet. C15 2-storey porch with
diagonal buttresses of arrowhead section. Moulded entrance arch with a small
cusped niche and a 3-light window above. 2-light side windows. C19 south
doorway. Aisle with 5 3-light panel-traceried windows the 3 easternmost with
highly elaborate carved transoms. 6 2-light clearstorey windows with
mouchettes. North wall with a blocked early C14 doorway and 3 large 3-light
Perpendicular windows. Chancel with one 2-light cusped Y-traceried window,
an early C14 2-light Y-traceried window with pointed trefoils and a priest's
door to the south. Renovated 3-light east window in C14 style. Interior.
6-bay south arcade with a further narrow bay to the east. Octagonal piers
supporting arches of 2 plain-chamfered orders. Massive C14 tower arch with
filletted semicircular responds supporting a wave-moulded arch of 2 and 3
orders. Chancel arch of 2 hollow-chamfered orders supported on polygonal
responds. Simple arched piscina in south aisle. Chancel with angle piscina
of 2 trefoil arches and a colonnette. Scoinson arches to chancel windows:
on a pair of narrow shafts to the east. C19 arcading on east wall with inset
encaustic tiles. C19 chancel screen incorporating fragments of a Medieval

Listing NGR: TF8840904195

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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