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Church of St Mary, Fordham

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 221459

OS Grid Reference: TL6165799640
OS Grid Coordinates: 561657, 299640
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5706, 0.3839

Location: Fordham, Norfolk PE38 0HJ

Locality: Fordham
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE38 0HJ

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Listing Text


8/13 Church of St. Mary
- II*

Parish church. Late C13, mid C14 and 1730. Carstone and ashlar with slate
roof (pantiles to chancel). Nave and chancel, the tower demolished 1730.
Diagonal buttress to north-west, flat to south-west with additional c.1730
brick buttress to south of west end. Rendered west bell-cote. South aisle
removed and 3-bay arcade blocked reusing 2 2-light early Perpendicular windows.
Eaves rebuilt in brick. 3 stepped buttresses. Similar chancel south window
and 2-light Y north window (no east window). East nave gable rebuilt 1730
in brick with tumbling. 3 stepped buttresses to north nave, one 2-light window
as south, one 3-light C15 Perpendicular window with supermullions. Interior.
Chancel arch on demi-columns with high polygonal bases and moulded circular
capitals supporting wave moulded arch. Rere-arch to north window. 1730 nave
roof : tie beams, principals and collars on arched braces, 2 tiers staggered
butt purlins with windbracing to upper tier.

Listing NGR: TL6165799640

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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