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Church of St. Michael, Swanton Abbott

Description: Church of St. Michael

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 April 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 224170

OS Grid Reference: TG2658926253
OS Grid Coordinates: 626589, 326253
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7863, 1.3588

Location: Church Lane, Swanton Abbott, Norfolk NR10 5DZ

Locality: Swanton Abbott
Local Authority: North Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR10 5DZ

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Listing Text

TG 22 NE
4/25 Church of St.Michael

- II*

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with stone dressings, slate roof.
West tower, nave with south porch, chancel. Embattled C14 west tower of 2
stages with diagonal buttresses; C19 2-light Decorated west window; cusped
openings to ringing chamber; Perpendicular and Decorated openings of 2 lights
to bell-openings; gargoyles. Square external stair turret with cruciform
and cusped lights to south-east corner. 4 bay buttressed nave with diagonal
buttresses to corners; 2 3-light Perpendicular windows with panel tracery
and 1 3-light Decorated window to both north and south sides; rood stair with
quatrefoil light to north-east nave bay; gargoyles; parapet. Buttressed
chancel of 2 bays with diagonal buttresses at the angles; 2 3-light
Perpendicular windows, hood moulds with figure-stops, alternate brick and
flint voussoirs. C15 unbuttressed south porch to first nave bay with some
chequerwork to base, doorway with castellated abaci, niche over doorway with
tracery and shields in the spandrels under square hood mould; arch-braced
roof. North and south doorways to nave having plain jambs merging into
voussoirs with hollows and rolls, hood moulds over. Medieval south door with
iron door ring. Interior. Narrow tower arch with polygonal shafts. 2
corbels with angels at west end. Arch-braced roof mostly of 1953. Chancel
arch with polygonal shafts. Ogee-arched cusped piscina. Rood screen heavily
restored 1906-13; figure painting of C15 now facing chancel. Pulpit with
some medieval carving. Fragments of early coloured glass. Font probably
C15, bowl with quatrefoil motif.

Listing NGR: TG2658926253

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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