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Description: Church of St Mary the Virgin
Date Listed: 8 July 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 221344
OS Grid Reference: TF6611708009
OS Grid Coordinates: 566117, 308009
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6444, 0.4539
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TF 60 NE SHOULDHAM THORPE CHURCH LANE
9/12 Church of St. Mary
8.7.59 The Virgin
Parish church. Early C12, rebuilt entirely 1858. Carstone with ashlar
quoins and slate roof. Nave and chancel. Norman west door relocated from
north when west tower fell 1732. 2 orders octagonal shafts with herringbone
or chevron decoration support scalloped cushion capitals and incised square
imposts. Multiple arch of zig-zag. 2-light west window above in Decorated
style. Double bell-cote at apex. 2 south nave windows also 1858 but in
chancel south 2 lancets of C13. 3-light east window. Vestry lean-to against
north chancel wall, one Decorated window to right and 2 north nave windows,
all C19. Interior. Nave roof of collars supported by arched braces to
wall posts on corbels. Collar spandrels with open-work trefoils. Barrel
braces to chancel roof. Lancets in chancel south wall have stilted rere-
arches. C15 octagonal font with tracery panels to bowl and stem. Wall
monument in nave to Jane, Anne and John Stouarde 1602 : stone and painted
plaster. Central panel with 3 kneeling figures flanked by Tuscan engaged
columns above inscription tablet. Moulded cornice below strapwork overthrow
containing painted coat of arms. 3 further arms right, left and at apex.
Wall tablet in chancel to Thomas Buttes 1600 : grey marble tablet with
inscription plate at bottom, coat of arms top right and to left incised
alabaster plaque depicting deceased kneeling before reading table in Flemish
Listing NGR: TF6611708009
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Source: English Heritage
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