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Church of St Andrew, Congham

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 15 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 222130

OS Grid Reference: TF7128423660
OS Grid Coordinates: 571284, 323660
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7833, 0.5383

Location: 25 St Andrews Lane, Congham, Norfolk PE32 1DU

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

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Listing Text

TF 72 SW
7/13 Church of St. Andrew
Parish church, C13, restored 1873. Uncoursed broken and whole flint with
some Sandringham sandstone, carstone, limestone and erratics; stone
dressings; plain tiles. West tower, nave and chancel in one. 3 stage square
west tower with embattled brick parapet; diagonal buttresses, C19 west
doorway with C19 window above of 2 cusped lights under a quatrefoil; small
pierced limestone soundholes to second stage, of trefoil to north and west
and of quatrefoil to south; Y tracery bell openings infilled with
honeycomb brickwork. Nave with large figure kneelers to west; South nave:
double hollow chamfer to south doorway, 3 small windows of 2 trefoil headed
lights under a quatrefoil, that to west of porch original, those to east
with renewed heads. North nave with plain chamfered doorway, 2-light window
to west with plate tracery of quatrefoil, central window of 3 trefoil ogee
headed lights under a segmental arch, window to east as south nave. Chancel:
gable parapet and cross, diagonal buttresses, C19 east window of 3-lights
with geometric tracery, north window of 3 lights with transomed panel tracery
above centre light, quatrefoils above flanking lights; South chancel with
two windows of 2 trefoil headed lights under a quatrefoil, mullions and
head renewed; below window to east a small rectangular opening, buttress
to left. Interior: tall tower arch with polygonal shafts and double hollow
chamfered arch, screen and doors to arch of C17 panelling with carved frieze.
C13 octagonal font with Purbeck marble bowl having shallow blank arcading
to splayed faces, base and stem with 8 columns of granite dated 1864; piscina
in east wall with trefoil headed ogee arch; several Tournai marble ledger
slabs, some heraldic; oak reredos with relief of vine trees and the cross,
wine glass pulpit of floral open panels, both c1897 from the Royal Carving
School at Sandringham.

Listing NGR: TF7128423660

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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