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Description: Church of St Giles
Date Listed: 6 March 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 223510
OS Grid Reference: TF9237235362
OS Grid Coordinates: 592372, 335362
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8813, 0.8575
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TG 93 NW BARSHAM WALSINGHAM ROAD
2/15 (west side)
Houghton St Giles
6.3.59 Church of St Giles
Parish church. Largely C14 fabric rebuilt 1877 by William Eden Nesfield, architect.
Flint with stone dressings and red tiles. West tower, south porch, nave and chancel.
C14 tower with trefoil heads to each of 4 bell openings, with C15 2-light west
window. South wall with an isolated lancet, a 2-light straight-headed perpendicular
window and one 3-light perpendicular window; perpendicular south porch with
four-centred arch and angle buttresses; wall table C18 on mid-point of wall; chancel
south wall with one round-headed and one perpendicular straight-headed 3-light
window. East window Curvilinear with cusping C14. North nave wall: north doorway,
two 2-light cusped "Y" tracery windows and one 3-light straight-headed perpendicular
window. Interior: perpendicular tower arch, no chancel arch. Nave roof of 1877
scissor-framed trusses closely set together. Perpendicular Rood Screen with elaborate
double cusped tracery heads and painted dado with six female saints and six theologian
saints. C17 Communion rails, Nesfield stalls.
Listing NGR: TF9237235362
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Source: English Heritage
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