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Church of St Mary, South Wootton

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 15 August 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 222179

OS Grid Reference: TF6403522752
OS Grid Coordinates: 564035, 322752
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7774, 0.4305

Location: 51 Church Lane, South Wootton, Norfolk PE30 3WT

Locality: South Wootton
Local Authority: King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: PE30 3WT

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Listing Text

TF 62 SW
5/87 Church of St. Mary
Parish church, medieval, uncoursed carstone rubble with some erratics, brick
sandstone, flint and limestone; plain tiled roof. North-west tower with
1985 extension, nave, chancel, north and south chapel transepts, south porch.
3-stage square tower re-built c1890, galletted carstone with some sandstone,
brick dressings, small pyramidal roof behind embattled parapet;
semi-circular headed west window and bell openings, oblong slits to 2nd
stage; very wide buttress to north with some Cll stone quoins and much iron
conglomerate. North nave windowless, brick eaves courses, small blocked
north doorway with plain pointed chamfered arch. North transept canted
to west, roof continuous with nave roof, hung gault tiles above canted roof
to nave; 3-light window to north and 2-light window to north-west, all
lights with trefoil heads. Large lean-to across north chancel wall of 1896,
mausoleum now vestry, carstone with dark limestone ashlar dresings, green
slate roof, diagonal buttresses; two large low plain 3-light windows to
north, one to east, large doorway to right with hollow chamfered surround.
C13 chancel with stone dressed angle buttresses, gable cross, gable parapet;
tall 4-light east window with Decorated tracery; central buttress to south
chancel, Y tracery window to right. South transept and windows as north
transept but with diagonal buttress to east; two 3-light windows to south
nave as transepts, part renewed; windowless south porch with broken flint
to front, upper part of porch arch renewed; porch now sealed. Single
storey extension of 1985 to south and west of tower. Entrance to church
now through west wall of nave from 1985 addition, remains of Cll stone
quoins to left jamb. Entrance to tower and to nave gallery through arch
of 1985 in south wall. Interior: double hollow chamfered chancel arch with
polygonal shafts, hollow chamfered jambs with trefoil stops; early C14
arcade of piscina and 3 stepped sedilia with ogee moulded shafts and arches,
trefoil heads within arches. North and south chapels with shafts at arris
to nave; aumbry and C14 trefoil headed piscina having figure stops of male
and female to south chapel; Cll square font with large grotesques at angles,
on 9 columns; rendered altar tomb in north chancel with heraldic
achievements and pilasters, shelly marble slab, to Thomas Winde 1603; nave
roof of 1880s in pine,hammer beams with arch braces to collars; chancel
roof boarded; west gallery inserted 1985 with C19 balustrade of Romanesque
style intersecting arcade in wood from church of St. Matthew Norwich; bier
dated 1611 in gallery with hooped hearse having long rails painted with
biblical texts.

Listing NGR: TF6403522752

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Source: English Heritage

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