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Church of St Mary Magdalene, Pentney

Description: Church of St Mary Magdalene

Grade: I
Date Listed: 15 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 222005

OS Grid Reference: TF7208213856
OS Grid Coordinates: 572082, 313856
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6950, 0.5450

Location: Back Road, Pentney, Norfolk PE32 1LB

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

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Listing Text

TF 71 SW
10/72 Church of St. Mary
15.8.60 Magdelene
Parish church, C12 and later. Rendered carstone, slate roof. West tower,
long nave and chancel now in one, south porch. Tower of uncoursed whole flint
with some brick, tiles and limestone; stone dressings; 4 stepped diagonal
buttresses; chequerwork plinth; 2-light west window with panel tracery,
rendered brick mullion, above a reset gargoyle and a small trefoil headed
light with hood mould; string course to bell stage, 2-light bell openings
with reticulated tracery; embattled parapet with flint chequerwork, large
gargoyles to south, west and north. South nave of rendered carstone, openings
to left and right of central porch both of 3 lights with cusped ogee heads
with mouchette under a square head. Small C12 semi-circular headed lancet
to left of porch. Gabled porch, rendered; chamfered arch with polygonal
jambs. Double chamfered south doorway with deeply undercut hood mould.
Chancel of carstone rubble with stone dressings, upper eaves courses of
galletted carstone blocks; south chancel with central priest's door, 2-light
opening under quatrefoil to right, tall 2-light opening to left with panel
tracery under 4-centred arch, lights with low transom. East window with
narrow 3-light opening having Decorated tracery part renewed. North nave
of rendered carstone, north chancel of carstone and limestone rubble with
upper courses of galletted carstone blocks; 4 lancets. Double hollow chamfered
north doorway with head renewed, stoup recess to left. Interior: 12 bay roof
of 1850, nave of 8 bays with arched braces, chancel of 4 bays with scissor
braces. Central 4 bays of nave with C12 thicker walls north and south now
raised; walls incorporate to north and south fragments of C12 interlaced
arcading, semi-circular headed arches rising from shafts with cushion
capitals. South nave window to east with rear arch having reset detached
column to east angle having cushion capital at base and top, moulded segmental
rear arch; grotesque corbel set below sill of third lancet from east; large
tall piscina with plain trefoil head. Plain octagonal font on fat octagonal
stem, base of bowl and stem with deeply undercut mouldings. Plain tower arch.

Listing NGR: TF7208213856

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Source: English Heritage

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