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Description: Church of St Andrew
Date Listed: 23 June 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 221030
OS Grid Reference: TF8719400035
OS Grid Coordinates: 587194, 300035
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5659, 0.7605
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LITTLE CRESSINGHAM FAIRSTEAD LANE
TF 80 SE (north side)
Church of St.Andrew
Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and some brick
dressings. Corrugated concrete tile and plaintile roofs. Former tower porch
to south of nave (one and a half sides have collapsed). Aisled nave. 2
westernmost bays of nave and westernmost south aisle bay roofless. 2 north
aisle bays demolished except for west wall. Chancel. C15 fragmentary tower
with 2 surviving angle buttresses and a fragment of wave and double ogee
moulded eastern entrance jamb. No bell openings. Stoop beside moulded south
doorway. West wall with chequered flushwork plinth, the stone simulated with
mortar. Large west window reduced to a late-Medieval flat headed 2-light
window. Aisle wall with a 3-light window simulated in flushwork. South aisle
with 3 3-light south windows with mouchettes beneath 4-centred arches and a
similar east window. C19 north aisle with tracery imitating the south aisle.
5 2-light cusped Y-traceried clearstorey windows. Chancel with one C14 2-light
window with cusped soufflet to north. 2 blocked windows to south with tracery
stumps remaining. Moulded priest's doorway. 3-light east window with tracery
based on remaining stumps, crudely re-instated. Present entrance to west in
brick wall dividing the roofed church from the ruin. Fine Perpendicular
arcades, each pier consisting of opposing half-shafts against a narrow wave-
moulded core which rises uninterrupted to form outer order of arch. Wave-
moulded inner order supported on half-shafts. Plain chamfered chancel arch.
Chancel has an arched trilobe piscina with carved terminals.
Listing NGR: TF8719400035
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Source: English Heritage
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