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Church of St Mary, Gayton

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 15 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 221951

OS Grid Reference: TF7450218526
OS Grid Coordinates: 574502, 318526
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7362, 0.5832

Location: Gayton, Norfolk PE32 1PN

Locality: Gayton
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE32 1PN

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Listing Text

TF 71 NW
6/19 Church of St. Mary
Parish church, early C12, mainly of flint with stone dressings, green slate
roof. Gable parapet to nave, chancel and porch. Round west tower, nave,
chancel, south porch, vestry. Round tower flattened to east, large lumps
of Sandringham sandstone and carstone in lower wall, large flints below bell
stage, plain parapet, 2 double splayed lancets to west, lower lancet
undressed. Semi-circular headed lancet above with lintel and right jamb out
of one square headed stone, undressed splay arris. 4 bell openings of 2
pointed lights having round mullions and side shafts, wide semi-circular head
with zig-zag moulding above outer side shafts; west opening with zig-zag
moulding also to outside of outer shafts. String courses at impost level
and below openings, lower string with chevron moulding. Nave and chancel
with some carstone and Sandringham sandstone, gault brick eaves dentil cornice;
west wall incorporates carstone quoins of earlier nave; diagonal buttresses.
North and south nave each with 2 3-light Perpendicular openings under flat
4-centred arches, panel tracery, a super transom to the centre light; left
window of south nave with panel tracery. Gabled south porch with plain
continuous chamfered arch; square openings to returns; plain south doorway
with worn double chamfered moulding and hood mould. Vestry of 1900 across
opposing north doorway. Gabled, flint with gault brick dressings and slate
roof. 2 brick buttresses to north nave. Chancel with gable cross; diagonal
buttresses; 3-light east window of intersecting tracery; north chancel
windowless; south chancel openings with Y tracery to right and 2 lights under
a square head to west. Interior: 2-tier roof with moulded purlins and
principal rafters; collars, with king posts; alternate bays arch braced and
with hammer beams, inserted ties at east and west and to hammers, roof repaired
1900; chancel roof boarded. Double chamfered chancel arch springs from
corbels with heads at base, male to south, female to north. Plain piscina;
rear arch to south window dropped with renewed sedilia. C18 panelling to
east wall incorporating forward breaking reredos under classical pediment,
fielded panels. Seven sacrament font without base, east face with seated
Virgin and Child. Semi-circular headed tower arch.

Listing NGR: TF7450218526

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Source: English Heritage

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