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Church of All Saints, Wood Norton

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 6 March 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 224024

OS Grid Reference: TG0105827777
OS Grid Coordinates: 601058, 327777
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8100, 0.9817

Location: Foulsham Road, Wood Norton, Norfolk NR20 5AR

Locality: Wood Norton
Local Authority: North Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR20 5AR

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Listing Text


6/112 Church of All Saints.

6/3/59 II*

Parish church, details largely Perpendicular and of high quality. Flint with
stone dressings, brick upper stage of tower, tiled roofs. West tower, 3 bay
aisleless nave, south porch, 2 bay chancel. Tower C15 lower stage, knapped
flint, two west angle buttresses with stone dressings, 2 light Perpendicular
west window, belfry stage of good quality brick with date stone 1700. Stone
dressed angle buttresses continuation of C15 work below, stone string course,
3 brick honeycomb belfry windows with stone imposts and red and black brick
header arches, brick string course and battlements. Nave with flint and
conglomerate rubble in north and south walls, knapped flint east and west
gables, and buttresses. Perpendicular south porch with knapped flint to south
face only, stone dressed 4-centred arch, 2 angle buttresses with single set
off and pinnacles with crocketed spirelets, stone parapet brought to apex
with C15 foliated cross, parapet returned with central gargoyles. Nave south
3 bay 2 2-light Perpendicular windows floriated cross on east gable. Chancel
south 2 Perpendicular straight headed windows, priest's door of c.1300. East
gable knapped flint with 2 angle buttresses and C19 3 light Decorated style
east window, blocked niche above with gable cross. Chancel north with late
C19 lean-to vestry with east window re-used 2-light straight headed Perpen-
dicular window. Nave north 3 2-light Perpendicular windows, buttresses, north
door Decorated arch with C15 door. Interior largely c.1881 restoration,
including roofs. Perpendicular tower arch, west window with re-used C15
stained glass fragments. Chancel arch Perpendicular and blocked north rood
stairs door Perpendicular. Nave south wall piscina. Chancel with 2 partly
re-used pre-C15 bench ends. Angle piscina of c.1300 with simple window seat
sedilia. East window stained, by Charles Gibbs c.1875. Stalls and
benches c.1881. Nave stone font, octagonal stem, bulbous font of somewhat
classical inspiration suggesting C17 date with wooden canopy with dove. Kelly's
Directory Norfolk 1916 p.540.

Listing NGR: TG0105827777

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Source: English Heritage

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