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Church of St Mary, Crimplesham

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 8 July 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 221658

OS Grid Reference: TF6553103729
OS Grid Coordinates: 565531, 303729
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6061, 0.4431

Location: Church Road, Crimplesham, Norfolk PE33 9EA

Locality: Crimplesham
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE33 9EA

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Listing Text


4/3 Church of St. Mary
- II*

Parish church. C12 nave, late C14 west tower, early C17 south porch, chancel
rebuilt 1875 when church restored. Rendered carstone nave and flint chancel,
Slate roofs. 3 stage tower with diagonal west buttresses displaying carstone
flushwork. Cusped 3-light west window under 4-centred arch. Slit light to
ringing chamber. 2-light cusped belfry windows blocked with honeycomb brick-
work, that to east of one light. String course below ashlar crenellated
parapet. Stair turret to south-east. C19 cusped lancet to west of brick
south porch, now so extensively restored the bonding is indeterminate. Blocked
square-headed side windows. Stepped diagonal buttresses frame 4-centred
double hollow chamfered arch under hood mould. Polygonal capitals and
responds. Statuary niche and gabled roof. South door of C12 : one order
columns with cushion capitals and moulded bases. Square imposts support arch
decorated with'cable, hollow and double billet mouldings. Tympanum blocked
in C20. On east jamb an inscribed mass dial. South nave continues with one
mid C14 2-light mouchette window and C19 2-light cusped Y window. Chancel
pierced by 2 lancets north and south, priests' door to south and 3 stepped
lancets to east wall. East gable of nave with C19 trefoil. C19 vestry over
north nave door. One C12 lancet to east and 3-light C19 window to east again.
Interior. Double chamfered tower arch. Late C15 tower screen : wide side
bays and central gates. Dado with linenfold panelling of rudimentary form
below inscription frieze (ORATE PRO BONO STATU THOME WYHER, DIACON which
refers to Thomas Wyther of North Weald Basset, Essex, from where this screen
was removed). Tracery in dado of gates. Upper tracery panels blocked but
with pendant tracery head of late C17 origin. East coving of 3 4-centred
arches with ribs and mouchette infill also late C15 but not originally part
of this screen., North and south inner door arches and jambs of C12. C14
octagonal font. Thin C19 hammerbeam roof to nave with pierced arched braces
to hammerbeams. 2 tiers of purlins. Chancel arch of early C13 origin but
now largely C19. Scissor braced chancel roof.

Listing NGR: TF6553103729

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Source: English Heritage

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