Church of St Andrew, Wickmere
Description: Church of St Andrew
Date Listed: 4 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 224521
OS Grid Reference: TG1657133760
OS Grid Coordinates: 616571, 333760
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8577, 1.2155
Location: Wickmere, Norfolk NR11 7JE
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TG 13 SE WICKMERE
5/74 Church of St Andrew
The building shall be upgraded to Grade I.
TG 13 SE WICKMERE
5/74 Church of St.Andrew
Parish church. Medieval. Flint, iron bound conglomerate, stone dressings.
Pantile, lead and slate roofs. West tower, nave, north and south aisles,
south porch, chancel. Embattled round tower of conglomerate laid in-herring-
bone pattern to lower part then flint above. West window C14 Decorated
of 2 lights; slit light with brick reveals above. 2-light C14 Decorated
bell-openings with quatrefoils. Gargoyles. Flushwork to battlements.
Quadrant buttress at south angle with nave. To north a brick stair turret.
3 bay nave, with conglomerate in west wall. South aisle east and west
windows C16, 3 lights under segmental arches. Diagonal buttress. Buttress
with brick repairs. Conglomerate in wall. 2 restored C14 2-light windows.
Memorial tablet of 1719 to east face in form of cartouche with angels to
top, a husked garland, then console base. Lead roof. Buttressed north
aisle, ('making of north aisle' mentioned in will of 1535) has blocked door
with 2 hollow chamfered orders and a hood mould. 2 2-light medieval windows
under 4 centred arches. East window of aisle restored but same form as
south aisle east window. West window of 3 lights, restored. Lead roof.
Clerestorey of 4 bays in squared knapped flint with stone crosses between
openings. Alternating encircled quatrefoils and 2-light ogee headed windows
both in square openings under hood moulds. Pantiled roof. Buttressed
chancel with diagonal buttresses. South has 2 C19 Decorated 2-light
windows; priest's door. Conglomerate in all chancel walls. North chancel
has doorway and one 2-light C19 Decorated window. C19 east window of 3-
lights. Porch to first nave bay with flushwork front, shafts with polygonal
abaci to doorway, figure stops, shields in spandrels. Niche over. Square
headed east and west windows of 2 cusped lights. Arch-braced-roof; door
with medieval iron ring and hinges. Stoop to right. Interior. 3 bay
aracade with octagonal piers, bases and abaci; 2 chamfered orders to arch.
South aisle roof early C17 with straight braces and wall posts on corbels.
North aisle roof dated 1592 on wall post has straight braces and rose
bosses. Nave has C19 king-post roof. Corbels with heads for earlier roof.
C19 chancel arch. Chancel has C19 crown post roof. Much restored piscina
and sedilia with cusped ogee arches and shields, tracery and rosettes in
the spandrels. Memorial tomb to William Dix and wife with kneeling figures.
Ionic columns, strapwork around coat of arms, panels with raised shields.
4 Walpole hatchments. Re-used poppy head bench ends. Door to rood stair.
Restored rood screen. Re-used medieval painted panel in pulpit. Chest
tomb to Margaret and Thomas Twiddle of 1729 in south aisle. Cusped piscina.
Marble memorial cartouche to Henrici Spelman died 1698 with achievement
and skull to base. In north aisle a tomb to fifth Earl of Orford dated
1931 with reclining figure and angels by Esmond Burton. In wall a corbel
of image tabernacle with angels and lion. C19 font.
Listing NGR: TG1657133760
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