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Description: Church of St Mary
Date Listed: 4 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 224480
OS Grid Reference: TG1987131251
OS Grid Coordinates: 619871, 331251
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8339, 1.2627
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TG 13 SE ERPINGHAM
5/33 Church of St.Mary
Parish church. Medieval. Flint with stone dressings, brick. Slate, pantile
and lead roofs. West tower, nave, south aisle, south porch, chancel.
Embattled tower of 3 stages (its building mentioned in a will of 1485).
Basecourse with stone panels; diagonal buttresses. West door having shafts
with polygonal abaci. West window of 3-lights with panel tracery under
hood mould, alternate brick and flint voussoirs. Square ringing-chamber
openings with tracery. Bell-openings of 2-lights with panel tracery under
4-centred arches with hood moulds. Battlements with stone panels reading
ERPINGHAM, the letters separated by crowned Ms and shields with Instruments
of the Passion. West window of south aisle with reticulated tracery. 4
bay buttressed nave, south aisle with diagonal buttresses; 3 3-light windows
with panel tracery and staggered transoms. One buttress and top of aisle
wall in brick of 1980's. Lead roof. North nave has blocked doorway with
continuous moulding. 2 C19 2-light windows; one square-headed 2-light
late medieval window. Slate roof. Chancel, buttressed to south, with
diagonal buttresses. Priest's door and 2 3-light windows with panel tracery
to south, one with embattled transom. To north, a cusped Y-tracery window
and one 3-light Perpendicular window also with embattled transom. East
window C19 of 4-lights. Buttressed porch with polygonal shafts and abaci
to doorway; cusped niche over. 2 blocked square headed 2 light windows.
Nave doorway has continuous moulding with hood mould over. Stoop to right.
Interior. Polygonal shafts to nave arcade. C19 nave roof. Arch braced
roof to south aisle. Tower arch has attached shafts with hollows.
Polygonal shafts to chancel arch. Squint of 2 cusped lights with square
head, also enclosing 2 encircled quatrefoils. Drop-sill sedilia and shaft
to piscina with square hood and 2 encircled quatrefoils. Brass to
Sir John de Erpingham c1415 in south aisle. Octagonal font from St.
Benedict's, Norwich with much mutilated panels. East window has C15 and
C16 Flemish stained glass, said to have come from Blickling Hall.
Listing NGR: TG1987131251
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Source: English Heritage
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