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Description: Church of St Celilia
Date Listed: 15 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 221947
OS Grid Reference: TF7170315356
OS Grid Coordinates: 571703, 315356
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7086, 0.5402
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EAST WINCH WEST BILNEY
TF 71 NW
6/15 Church of St. Celilia
Redundant parish church; C14. Restored 1881. Flint and carstone, stone
dressings, pantiles. West tower, nave; chancel lost. 3 stage west tower
mainly of small flints and carstone, diagonal buttresses, limestone plinth;
embattled parapet, part lost to north, having flint panels, gargoyles to west
and east, coped asbestos roof behind parapet. 2-light Perpendicular west
window with panel tracery; 2nd stage with small trefoil headed light, small
lancets to north and south faces; 3rd stage with 2-light bell openings with
eyelet under 4-centred arch. Tower clasped by nave at east angles. South
nave, mainly carstone, some galleted carstone, some iron conglomerate, 2
buttresses; south doorway with continuous moulding; south door dated 1866.
One opening with Y tracery under 4-centred arch and hoodmould. End 2.5 metres
of dressed limestone and galleted carstone, set back c0.08m from facade from
c.1.5m above ground and upwards; brick quoins to angle to left. East window
as to south nave possibly reset, all window openings probably renewed. East
gable set back c.0.08m above eaves level. North nave with 2 buttresses and
2 openings as to south, that to right with grotesque figure stops and carstone
rubble infill to facade below; to east of left buttress a small C12 blocked
semi-circular opening with decorative head. Memorial plaque to left of red
stone with shield of arms (barry of 4, three estoiles in chief for Freke)
limestone surround with skull and date 1706. North doorway as south, doorway
blocked behind door. Interior: arched recesses to north and south, that to
north wide, that to south with hollow chamfer; 2-tier renewed butt purlin
roof with moulded pine principal rafters and purlins; queen posts, ties and
collars. Moulded rear arches to north and south doorways; C14 octagonal
font with deeply cut octofoils alternating with flowers to faces. Tower with
C18 creed and commandment boards to north, Hanoverian Royal achievement from
between 1801 and 1816 to south. Fittings of 1881.
Listing NGR: TF7170315356
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Source: English Heritage
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