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Church of St Mary the Virgin, Ryston

Description: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 221463

OS Grid Reference: TF6314003409
OS Grid Coordinates: 563140, 303409
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6040, 0.4076

Location: A1122, Ryston, Norfolk PE38 9LT

Locality: Ryston
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE38 9LT

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There is also a scheduled monument, Old gatehouse at Bexwell Hall, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text


5/17 Church of St. Mary
9/7/51 The Virgin

- 11*

Parish church. Early C12 west tower, nave and continuous chancel, altered
C14 and C15, restored 1874: Carstone with ashlar dressings and slate roof.
4 stage circular tower with late C14 octagonal belfry. 2-light Perpendicular
west window under basket arch. Round-headed ringing chamber door and ring
of blocked ashlar lancets above. Belfry above string course with 2-light
Perpendicular windows and battlements. Gabled south porch with diagonal
buttresses and 2-light Perpendicular side windows. 4-centred arch below pointed
relieving arch of brick. Hood mould over inner south door on head stops.
Holy water stoup to right and C15 statuary niche above apex with finial and
incised vaulting. Nave pierced with one pointed C12 lancet north and south
and additional smaller north lancet. Flat buttresses to nave and chancel and
angle to east. One 2-light cusped Y window north and south and one 3-light
C19 Perpendicular windows to east. East window is group of 3 lancets of 1874.
North nave has large stepped late C18 brick buttress. Interior. Tall round-
headed tower arch on square imposts. C12 lancets deeply splayed. C19 screen
at west end of nave. Stepped sedilia in chancel with cinquefoiled piscina,
the head of which is adapted to form aumbry. C19 king post roof.

Listing NGR: TF6314003409

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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