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Church of All Saints, Shouldham

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 8 July 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 221507

OS Grid Reference: TF6812708903
OS Grid Coordinates: 568127, 308903
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6518, 0.4840

Location: Church Road, Shouldham, Norfolk PE33 0DB

Locality: Shouldham
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE33 0DB

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There is also a scheduled monument, Medieval Settlement Remains Immediately West of All Saints' Church, 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


5/33 Church of All Saints
G.V. I

Parish church. C14, C15, nave restored 1870, chancel rebuilt 1871 by
R.J. Withers. Carstone and flint with ashlar dressings. Slate roofs. West
tower, nave, south transeptal chapel and chancel. 3 stage C14 tower with
angle buttresses to second stage, the stages outwardly undifferentiated.
Wave moulded west door below 2-light reticulated window with ogee cusped
lights. Square lancet lights to ringing chamber. 2-light Y belfry windows
with hood continuing as string course round tower. Carstone and brick
crenellated parapet. Stair turret to south-east corner. Substantially
rebuilt gabled south porch with 2-light square-headed side windows. 2 3-light
C15 nave windows to south and north under depressed arches : ogee lights with
rising supermullions linked by transom. Square chapel under catslide roof
with diagonal buttresses has late C14 2-light Perpendicular south window under
square head. East chapel window of c.1340-50 : 2 lights beneath square hood,
each light trefoiled with the centre cusp split back to arch. Circular
punched roundel in spandrel between arches. Chancel of 1871. One 3-light
intersecting window and one 2-light Y traceried window separated by buttress.
Eastern angle buttresses and 3-light window of exuberant flowing form. Vestry
abuts north chancel with angle buttresses, 2-light cusped windows, arched
door and lean-to roof. Chimney stack built into and flush with chancel wall.
Blocked north doorway. Interior. Double chamfered tower arch. C15 hammerbeam
roof of 5 trusses with shallow arched braces dropping to hammerposts carved
in representation of angels. Further arched braces to wall posts on C19
restored corbels. Alternate principals supported on short wall posts only.
Prominent ashlaring above coved wall plate with decorated cornice. Collars
to hammerbeam trusses and one tier moulded butt purlins with bosses at inter-
sections with principals. 3 C15 benches in nave, the ends carved with tracery
patterns below poppy heads. 5 similar bench ends applied to C19 benches.
Plain octagonal C14 font. Undercut and wave moulded arched tomb recess of
c.1330 cut into north nave wall. South chapel roof C15 : moulded principals
drop to wall posts through arched braces. Heavy moulded wall plate, one tier
moulded butt purlins with bosses at intersection with principals.

Listing NGR: TF6812708903

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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