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Church of St Mary, Roughton

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 223273

OS Grid Reference: TG2202436524
OS Grid Coordinates: 622024, 336524
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8803, 1.2982

Location: Church Loke, Roughton, Norfolk NR11 8SZ

Locality: Roughton
Local Authority: North Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR11 8SZ

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Listing Text

TG 23 NW
6/32 Church of St.Mary
Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint, ironbound conglomerate and brick
with stone dressings. Slate, tile and lead roofs. Cll tower, nave, north
and south aisles, north and south porches, chancel.
Embattled round tower with conglomerate laid in herringbone pattern to lower
part with basket windows to south and north. West window a single cusped
light with hood mould. Slit lights to ringing chamber with conglomerate
reveals. Above this more conglomerate used; paired triangular-headed lights
to bell-openings. Post-medieval brick to battlements. Quadrant buttresses
between tower and nave. Conglomerate quoins to lower parts of north west and
south west corners of nave. Restored western aisle windows of 2 ogee-headed
lights with a quatrefoil in the head; 4-centred arch; hood mould. 4-bay nave.
Buttressed north and south aisles each with 3 restored 3-light square-headed
windows the outer lights with cusped ogee heads. Buttressed north porch to
first nave bay with paired shafts having polygonal capitals and bases; 2 rolls
and fillets to the arch; between the shafts a continuous roll and fillet
moulding; C19 2-light window to west face of porch, restored window of 2 ogee
lights with a quatrefoil in the head to the east. North and south
clerestoreys have 4 windows of 2 cusped lights with sexfoil in the head;
alternate brick and flint voussoirs. C19 east window to south aisle with
cusped ogee lights. North aisle east window Perpendicular of 3 lights; hood
mould. Buttressed chancel of 2 bays. To south 2 restored windows of 2 cusped
ogee-headed lights. To north one restored window with cusped Y-tracery. Pair
of blind pointed arches without ashlar dressing or centre support; rectangular
niche in walling below. East window of 3 lights with reticulated tracery,
restored. South porch to first nave bay is buttressed, the buttresses having
knapped flint panels set back in stone surrounds with ogee heads and finials.
Restored 2-light east and west windows with cusped ogee heads under square
hood moulds. Restored and re-set archway with shafts having polygonal
capitals and bases; arch with 2 rolls and hollows to 2 continuous inner and
outer orders. C19 nave doorway. Nave arcades with octagonal shafts; 2
chamfered orders to arch. Piscina in south aisle. C19 roofs. Rere-arches
to clerestorey windows have shafts with a fillet, polygonal bases and
capitals, the bases resting on projecting beasts heads. Crude tower arch.
Chancel arch with polygonal shafts; continuous inner and outer chamfered
orders; hood mould. Blocked south door in chancel with some conglomerate
dressings and 4-centred arch. Blocked doorway with continuous chamfer to
north. Traces of piscina in chancel. C14 octagonal font with attached shafts;
paired panels with cusped ogee heads to bowl.

Listing NGR: TG2202436524

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Source: English Heritage

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