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Church of St Botolph, Wormegay

Description: Church of St Botolph

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 April 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 221523

OS Grid Reference: TF6530210904
OS Grid Coordinates: 565302, 310904
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6706, 0.4433

Location: Church Lane, Wormegay, Norfolk PE33 0RR

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

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Listing Text


2/49 Church of St. Botolph
_ I

Parish church. Mid C12 nave and chancel, the latter heavily restored in 1877,
C14 west tower. Clunch, ashlar, carstone mixture with some brick, rendered
in nave. Nave roof slate, chancel plain tiles. 3 stage tower with diagonal
western buttresses to second stage. C15 3-light Perpendicular west window
under moulded hood with head stops from which string course extends round
tower. Blocked square-headed ringing chamber lancets to north, west and
south, that to west below blocked triangular-headed window with brick
surround. String course at belfry. 2-light trefoiled belfry windows. Brick
crenellated parapet. Brick polygonal stair turret to south east braced by
stepped buttress. Gabled south porch with raised parapet on shoulders entered
through depressed arch. C12 south door : one order shafts with incised
cushion capitals carrying herringbone decorated imposts below zig-zag arch.
Zig-zag elaborated with modified beak head and with hood mould of cable
decoration. Secondary bulbous imposts support tympanum with central relief
of an alisee pattee cross surrounded by cable moulding which extends along
bottom of tympanum. South nave pierced by 2 windows : one 2-light square-
headed with hood on labels of mid C14, the other of paired pointed lancets
without enclosing arch of mid C13. 2 plain buttresses. Chancel south with
plain buttress and 2 renewed lancets. Rebuilt east wall of 1877 has 3-light
intersecting window flanked by stepped buttresses. Similar buttress to north
chancel and C20 brick buttress but no fenestration. North nave supported
by 3 plain C19 brick buttresses. One C12 lancet, one early C13 round-headed
lancet with hood mould. Blocked north door with C12 ashlar surround. Interior
Ashlar surrounds to both nave doors. Triple chamfered tower arch. Plain
octagonal font on plinth with 2 steps. C19 King post roof to nave. Windows
with rere arches and wide splay to north lancet. C12 chancel arch : one order
shafts with scalloped capitals below square imposts. Flat hollow chamfered
inner arch on broaches. Zig-zag outer arch moulding. Billet hood decorated
by roundels and lion's heads. Only zig-zag element not now of 1877. One
shapeless recess left and right of chancel arch. Scissor braced chancel roof
of 1877.

Listing NGR: TF6530210904

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Source: English Heritage

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