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Church of All Saints, Hempstead

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 224054

OS Grid Reference: TG1047037038
OS Grid Coordinates: 610470, 337038
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8896, 1.1271

Location: Chapel Lane, Hempstead, Norfolk NR25 6AH

Locality: Hempstead
Local Authority: North Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR25 6AH

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Listing Text

TG 13 NW
3/25 Church of All Saints

Parish church, C14 and later, altered and re-roofed in C18. Coursed flint
and brick with black glazed pantile roof. North-west tower and vestry,
nave (formerly south aisle) with apse, south porch. Tower: medieval east
half of flint, west half rebuilt in brick, dated 1744 on plaque on south
side; brick parapet; bell openings on all 4 sides in honeycombed brick;
2 large stepped buttresses in brick to west. Medieval gargoyle
incorporated into low flint lean-to under pantiles to west. Buttress to
south of tower in undressed flint. West wall of nave in galletted coursed
flint; brick parapet to gable; early C14 2-light window under trefoil.
Nave walls of coursed flint; eaves rebuilt in brick with dentil cornice;
2 windows each side of 3 lights with plain heads, the mullions, some
renewed, are medieval with tracery removed. Two C18 slanting brick
buttresses to north. One brick and flint buttress of 1925 to south wall.
Brick east gable surmounted by cross. Thatched apse of 1925 in pebble
flint with brick dressings; two narrow round headed lights; east window
of 1876 in C14 style repositioned in apse, 2 lights under a trefoil, label
stops of foliage. Porch with plain rendered brick arch; brick gable
surmounted by cross; quoins of alternating narrow bricks and flints. South
door with deep continuous ogee moulding under hood mould. Vestry to east
of tower, of rendered flint with lean-to roof of black glazed pantiles
to present nave has north doorway, with internal rear arch, now blocked
and part glazed, with hollow chamfered continuous moulding and deeply rolled
hood mould. Interior: C18 west galley supported by earlier moulded joists;
large rendered round headed arch to vestry, possibly C18; tall plain
tower arch to vestry; one medieval bench with multilated poppy heads;
late C17/early C18 communion table with renewed top; communion rails
incorporate thin C18 barley sugar balusters; chancel fittings of 1876;
one medieval encaustic tile by door.

Listing NGR: TG1047037038

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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