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Church of St Andrew, Corpusty and Saxthorpe

Description: Church of St Andrew

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 224039

OS Grid Reference: TG1161730422
OS Grid Coordinates: 611617, 330422
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8297, 1.1398

Location: B1354, Corpusty, Norfolk NR11 7BJ

Locality: Corpusty and Saxthorpe
Local Authority: North Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR11 7BJ

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Listing Text

TG 13 SW
7/5 Church of St. Andrew
Parish church. C12 to C15. Restored 1892. Flint and iron conglomerate
with stone dressings. Lead roof to nave aisles and porch; chancel roof
of black glazed pantiles. West tower, south porch, nave, north and south
aisles, chancel and north chapel/vestry. Unbuttressed tower in 3 stages
separated by string courses; embattled parapet with stone dressings;
polygonal stair turret to south-east with conglomerate quoins and small
square pierced stone lights; west window of 2 cusped lights under an
octofoil; bell openings of 2 cuspheaded lights under a quatrefoil. 2nd stage
openings of 2 lights reduced to one or blocked with brick and knapped flint.
West windows to north and south aisles of two lights below 4 quatrefoils
under a pointed segmental head. South porch with diagonal buttresses:
knapped flint with some bricks; arch partly in rendered brick; niche above
contains a tablet memorial; openings on each side of 2 ogee headed lights
under mouchettes with square hood mould; open rafter construction roof with
moulded beams, C15. Single chamfered arched doorway asymmetrical to porch;
ledged and battoned door with circular iron plate (ring missing) with
separate superimposed annular border plate of fretwork trefoils. South and
north clerestory of knapped flint with 4 windows to each side of 2 ogee
headed cusped lights under a sextofoil; arches of alternate bricks and flint.
North aisle with stone dressings; south aisle with conglomerate dressings;
3 openings to each aisle, some renewed, of 2 lights and panel tracery under
square heads. Plain north doorway partly rebuilt in brick. Chancel south
wall has herringbone work in conglomerate and vertical line of conglomerate
quoin of earlier building; central door with plain pointed arch in brick;
2 openings of 2 trefoil headed lights under a quatrefoil. East window of
3 lights with panel tracery renewed. Parts of stone cross over chancel gable
end. Circular window in gable end of nave. Interior: 4 bays to nave, north
and south arcades of octagonal piers with double chamfered arches. Roof
of nave and aisles renewed but with C15 moulded principal beams; grotesques
as bosses and corbels; shallow pitch, nave with braced tie beams. C15 tower
arch moulded to east, round shafts with embattled capitals; above a narrow
round headed C12 light splayed to nave. Pointed segmental chancel arch,
arch moulded plain jambs. C19 chancel roof of wall braced open rafter
construction. Small 4-centre arched doorway to chapel/vestry north of
chancel. Similar arch to roof stair, north. C17 communion table with
guilloche frieze and initials IS. C17 communion rails with splat balusters
and large ball finials. Early C15 painted screen with ogee tracery lights
having ball-ended cusps under panel tracery; panels, some renewed, painted
alternately with red and green brocade. Fragment of black letter gospel
text on south aisle wall. Plain octagonal font with C15 traceried stem.
Font cover dated 1621. Below tower long canvas with Royal achievement of
Queen Anne flanked by 10 commandments and Old Testament texts.

Listing NGR: TG1161730422

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Source: English Heritage

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