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Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 5 June 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 221588
OS Grid Reference: TF8274228274
OS Grid Coordinates: 582742, 328274
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8210, 0.7106
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TF 8228 EAST RUDHAM FAKENHAM ROAD (north)
12/5 Church of St. Mary.
Parish Church. Largely rebuilt 1876. C11, c.1200 evidence in chancel, C13 south
transept, C15 south porch. Rubble and knapped flint, stone dressings, C20
replacement concrete pantile roofs. West tower, 4 bay nave and aisles, south
porch and south aisle transept chapel, 3 bay chancel. West tower 1876, rebuilt
after collapse. South porch has knapped flint south face and set-off buttresses
only. C.1876 entrance arch, C15 nodding ogee head niche above with rectangular
drip mould head and armorial panel base. Blocked brick dressed north and south
openings. 1876 rib vaulted roof, with central C15 boss of Holy Trinity. C.1300
moulded arch door with C.1300 label stop heads. 2 3-light south and north aisle
windows. 4 north and south 3-light clerestorey windows, all 1876 rebuilding,
Perpendicular details. Fine south aisle transept chapel has late C13 4-light
window with trefoil heads to each light, with outer rounded trefoils and minor
pointed trefoils in spandrels above, all under outer pointed segmental arch
with drip mould heads. 2 south and single returned east and west set off
buttresses. Floriated gable cross. West return has single octofoil round window,
east has 2 3-light intersected tracery windows under drip mould heads with
label stops. Chancel south side has 2 c.1200 lancets, inserted C15 3-light
tracery window at west. South priests door c.1876. Simple clasping quoined
east end buttresses, returned round angles. 5-light c.1876 Decorated east
window. Interior: 4 bay north and south arcades and roofs all 1876. South
transept piscina. Chancel has Norman piscina on pillar with interlace top knob
bowl. See H.J. Durkinfield Astley Two Norfolk Villages (Norwich 1900) pp.ll-23.
Listing NGR: TF8274228274
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