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Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 5 June 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 221394
OS Grid Reference: TF7354134868
OS Grid Coordinates: 573541, 334868
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8833, 0.5777
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TF 73 SW FRING SEDGEFORD ROAD (east)
5/10 Church of All Saints.
Parish church. Largely C14 Decorated. Flint with stone dressings, slated
roofs. West tower, nave and south porch, chancel. 3 stage west tower
with set-off buttresses to west face only. Lozenge-shaped west window
with four petal flower tracery; blocked low sided window on south, lancet
above. Bell-stage with 4 "Y" tracery windows, partly brick parapet.
2 bay nave with 2 "Y" tracery windows with sub-cusping. On south and
north 2 bay chancel with cusped "Y" tracery windows on south side only.
South porch with north and south windows, south and north doors with sunk
quadrant mouldings, north door blocked. Priest's door and blocked arched
niche on chancel south side. Chancel east window partly blocked and reduced
in size with inserted mid-C19 2-light window; chancel north window blocked.
Low pitched C19 roofs, earlier taller pitch roof-line visible on east
face of tower. Interior: tall Decorated tower arch, double chamfered
towards the nave. Fireplace in tower with re-used Norman pillar piscina
with scallop capital (not seen). Nave north side c.1330 St. Christopher
wall-painting. Blocked round arched opening between 2 south side windows,
blocked door below north side window by chancel arch. Double chamfered
Decorated chancel arch with on south a niche with sub-cusped ogee head.
Behind arch within chancel a blocked arched squint formerly open to south.
South east window with remains of window embrasure sedilia. Good Decorated
ogee-headed sub-cusped piscina with surviving credence shelf and scalloped-
out soak-away. C19 altar rails incorporate perhaps C15 wooden tracery.
C13 octagonal Purbeck-type stone font with 2 shallow blank pointed arches
to each face, rounded bowl, octagonal base, shaft with C20 repairs in
cement. Simple mid-late C19 tie-beam nave roof, boarded chancel. H.
Munro Cautley Norfolk Churches, (Ipswich 1949), p. 199.
Listing NGR: TF7354134868
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Source: English Heritage
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