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Church of St Ethelbert, Alby with Thwaite

Description: Church of St Ethelbert

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 224449

OS Grid Reference: TG2026733618
OS Grid Coordinates: 620267, 333618
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8550, 1.2702

Location: 12 Town Green, Alby NR11 7HE

Locality: Alby with Thwaite
Local Authority: North Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR11 7HE

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Listing Text


6/1 Church of
4:10:60 St.Ethelbert.


Parish church. Medieval. Flint with stone and brick dressings. Pantile
roof. West tower, nave, south porch, chancel, vestry. Embattled tower
of 2 stages with diagonal buttresses to west; west window of 3 lights with
cusped intersecting tracery; square traceried ringing chamber openings;
2-light cusped ogee headed bell-openings; plain parapet; external stair-
turret to north-east. Buttressed nave of 3 bays with masonry cross to
first southern bay; 2 2-light cusped Y-tracery windows to south of early
C14; 1 similar to north; north door, now blocked, with hood mould and 1
square-headed late medieval 2-light window. Clerestorey wall set back
just above nave windows to north and south but no evidence of aisles in
wall below. Nave buttresses have C16 brick quoins. Small remnant of
buttress to second nave bay on north. Clerestorey windows of 2 lights,
cusped. Chancel of 2 bays with diagonal buttresses; to south 2 2-light
windows, one of early C14 with cusped Y-tracery, one Perpendicular;
priest's door to south. C19 vestry to north. C19 east window of 3 lights
with cusped intersecting tracery. Unbuttressed south porch with cusped
single-light windows to east and west under hood moulds; doorway with
attached shafts, polygonal abaci and outer order of continuous moulding;
hood mould. Porch roof arch-braced. Nave doorway has hood mould with
figure stops. Interior. Arch-braced roof with plain ashlaring. Rood
stair. Tall, narrow opening to tower with attached shafts. Polygonal
shafts to chancel arch. C19 chancel roof. Some C15 poppy-head bench-ends.
C15 octagonal font with shields on bowl.

Listing NGR: TG2026733618

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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