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Church of St John, Hoveton

Description: Church of St John

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 16 April 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 224390

OS Grid Reference: TG3092418174
OS Grid Coordinates: 630924, 318174
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7119, 1.4173

Location: A1062, Hoveton, Norfolk NR12 8NY

Locality: Hoveton
Local Authority: North Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR12 8NY

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Listing Text

TG 31 NW
(south side)
7/59 Church of St. John
- II*

Parish church. Nave and chancel C12 in origin but remodelled C15. West tower
1765. Restored 1890 by H.J. Green, Diocesan architect. Flint with ashlar
dressings and some carstone. Tower of brick. Roofs of black glazed pantiles.
3 stage tower with stepped diagonal western buttresses rising to belfry stage.
2-light cusped Y tracery west window. Blank square recesses to ringing
chamber and string courses between floors. Datestone 1765 to west. 4-centred
louvred belfry windows. Corbelled string course below plain parapet. Nave
windows of 3 lights under 4-centred arches and Perpendicular : 4 to south,
2 to north. One brick and flint stepped buttress west of arched south door.
At eaves timber tie plates. 2 2-light square headed cusped chancel south
windows, no chancel north windows. Brick dentil eaves cornice of 1890. At
east end a brick and flint buttress to both sides. 3-light cusped east
window. Below is memorial plaque to George Brown 1757. Semi-circular grated
hole in north chancel leads to crypt. Bulge of rood stairs at north nave
anti at north-west corner carstone quoins. Gabled north porch, partly
rendered. Double chamfered arch and hood. Blocked side windows. Dentil
eaves cornice. Inner doorway C18 : keeled mouldings on moulded bases and
hood on label stops. Interior. Wave moulded tower arch with semi-circular
responds, polygonal capitals and bases. Octagonal C15 font, the stem with
2 ogeed lights to each panel. Under bowl crudely carved angels. Bowl with
panels of shields within cusping. Painted Royal Arms over south door. Seating
1890 except 3 benches retain 6 C15 poppyhead bench ends. Scissor braced roof
1890. C16 chancel screen of 2 bays right and left of 4-centred opening, each
bay further divided into 2. Traceried dado and in head a continuous frieze
of ogeed tracery. Double chamfered continuous chancel arch. Plastered chancel

Listing NGR: TG3092418174

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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