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Church of All Saints, South Creake

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 5 June 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 221642

OS Grid Reference: TF8847935804
OS Grid Coordinates: 588479, 335804
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8867, 0.8000

Location: Waterden, South Creake, Norfolk NR22 6AT

Locality: South Creake
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR22 6AT

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Listing Text


2/58 Church of All Saints.


Parish Church, now redundant. Perhaps Anglo-Saxon origins, C12 Norman, C13
Early English, and C15 Perpendicular evidence, C16 and later rebuildings and
truncations. Rubble flint, brick dressings, clunch, red and black glazed
pantiles. Base of collapsed west tower, 3 bay nave with demolished 3 bay south
aisle, north porch, 2 bay chancel. North wall of tower only. Clunch west gable
with lower single domestic casement and upper stone splayed window, perhaps
Anglo-Saxon. Brick quoins, kneelers and parapet. Wooden bellcote. Nave north
side has one C13 lancet, one C15 window blocked by c.1600 chamfered brick
mullioned and transomed window. South porch has C14 Decorated arch with drip
mould and heads, arch dying into splays, stone quoins, brick kneelers and
parapet, C17 rebuilding. Inner stone Norman arch with simple imposts and
chamfers, repeated in opposed south door. Nave south has 3 built up aisle
arches blocked with clunch and 2 inserted c.1600 chamfered brick mullioned
and transomed windows with drip mould heads. 3 eaves level windows to both
sides with tapered sides and double splays, suggested as Anglo-Saxon but
perhaps of c.1600 domestic inspiration. Steeply pitched nave roof with brick
dentil eaves cornices. Chancel has single north side lancet, 2 south side
windows,one blocked,one with inserted brick lancets,c.1600. East window square
headed quadruple brick lancets c.1600. Brick dentil eaves cornice, 2 angle
buttresses. Interior: Simple rounded chancel arch without imposts or chamfer.
C14 font, octagonal shaft damaged. Boarded arched roof with simple strut
trusses of C17 or C18. Box pews and cut down former decker pulpit. Chancel
south side has tracery of blocked C14 window.

Listing NGR: TF8847935804

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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