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Church of St. Mary, Anmer

Description: Church of St. Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 5 June 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 221384

OS Grid Reference: TF7378829502
OS Grid Coordinates: 573788, 329502
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8350, 0.5785

Locality: Anmer
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE31 6RW

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Listing Text


8/3 Church of St. Mary.


Parish church. C14 Decorated and C15 Perpendicular, chancel mainly late C19
restored Early English. Rubble flint with stone dressings, late C19 plain
tiled roofs. West tower, nave and chancel, south porch and south chapel.
Perpendicular west tower with west door and 3-light window, 2 set off angle
buttresses with flushwork, 4 2-light belfry windows, battlemented parapet.
3 bay nave, on north side with Decorated north door, 2 windows : one 4-centred
3-light and one straight headed 3-light Perpendicular tracery windows. Nave
south with 2 blocked openings and one 2-light window between the south porch
and south chapel under red brick relieving arch. Porch C14 Decorated arch,
set off angle buttresses, north and south windows, ambitious stone pointed
tunnel vault with tranverse arches appears late C19. South chapel built by
Sir Oliver Calthorpe, Lord of Manor, C14 Decorated with one west lancet, one
south window and fine flowing tracery 3-light east window, gable roof late
C19. 2 bay chancel details externally largely late C19, 4-light intersecting
tracery east window reproduces earlier evidence. Interior: Perpendicular
tower arch with elaborate clustered pier and battlemented collar capital.
Recut C15 font with shields. 7½ bay late C19 arched braced hammer beam roof.
Perpendicular chancel arch with stairs and rood loft arch from south side.
3 bay late C19 chancel roof, internal details all late C19. Calthorpe Chapel
to south restored 1895 with screen to Decorated arch from nave. 1895 panelled
roof with bosses, reredos. 2 C18 wall monuments, ledger slab floor. C18
baluster font. Nave has Royal Arms of George III before 1801, 6 painted coldham
hatchments. 1906 benches and screen across nave. West window in tower, Ward
and Hughes 1884.

Listing NGR: TF7378829502

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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