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Church of St Withburga, Holkham

Description: Church of St Withburga

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 March 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 223355

OS Grid Reference: TF8780443631
OS Grid Coordinates: 587804, 343631
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9572, 0.7945

Location: A149, Holkham, Norfolk NR23 1AB

Locality: Holkham
Local Authority: North Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR23 1AB

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Listing Text



5/40 Church of St Withburga

6.3.59 II*

Parish Church: the dedication is said to be unique. C13 tower on S side, western
part of S aisle, but entire building extensively rebuilt in 1767 and in 1868-9
by James K Colling. Flint with limestone dressings. Plain tiled roofs to nave
and chancel. Flushwork panels in parapets of tower, charnel and aisles. Tower
with set-back buttresses up to first stage. Two early C13 lancet windows, bell
openings with 'Y' tracery, probably rebuilt in C19 works. C19 south door in tower
with double opening and quatrefoiled spandrel. Embattled parapet With corner
pinnacles. C13 W window in S aisle and C14 two light window in S aisle. Perp.
N and S chancel aisle window: c19 W window of 3 lights with Decorated door below,
C19 east window of 5 lights, and all other windows date from C19 restoration.

Interior: 4 bay arcades, octagonal piers probably late C14, quatrefoil piers to
2 easternmost bays. Chapel with parclose screen at E end of N aisle. Roofs
C19 arch-braced collars with short wall posts on corbels. Coffin lids C11 set
in floor at W end of nave. Two early C17 monuments by Nicholas Stone and
Robert Pook: Miles Armiger, 1639 with good kneeling alabaster figure on S well
of S chapel; John and Muriel Cook and their family with three pairs of kneeling
figures, on E wall of S chapel. Fine alabaster reclining ligate on tomb chest
by Boehm to Juliana, Countess of Leicester, d.1870.

Listing NGR: TF8780443631

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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