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Church of St Mary, Kelling

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 224601

OS Grid Reference: TG0887741729
OS Grid Coordinates: 608877, 341729
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9323, 1.1065

Location: The Street, Holt NR25 7EW

Locality: Kelling
Local Authority: North Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR25 7EW

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Listing Text


3/60 Church of St. Mary

Parish Church, medieval. Restored 1888 and 1960-1. Flint with brick and
stone dressings, lead roofs. West tower, nave, chancel, north porch, north
chapel and ruined south chapel. 3-stage tower of stone dressed flint,
embattled parapet of lozenge flush work, a gargoyle to each face; stepped
diagonal buttresses, Perpendicular 3-light west window with panel tracery,
voussoirs of alternate knapped flint and brick; small single cusphead lights
to 2nd stage, 2-light openings to bell stage, tracery lost. North nave and
chapel of uncoursed galletted whole and broken flints, partly renewed, stone
dressings, brick dentil cornice; 2 tall windows with tracery as west window
of tower, similar window renewed to north face of chapel, gable parapet and
pantiles to chapel. Low north porch of knapped flint, 4-centred porch arch
having stone corbels with shields; Heydon arms in stone above; north
doorway with plain chamfered jambs, hollow chamfer and wave moulding to arch,
hood mould. South nave of 4 bays, whole and broken flints brick dentil
cornice; 4 stepped buttresses, south doorway as north, but wider; 3 tall
windows with tracery and voussoirs as west window to tower, one opening to
ruined south chapel of part walls of flint; parapetted east gable of nave
renewed in brick. Chancel: south wall and southern part of east wall in
regular coursed flint and flint with brick, brick quoins, low stone string
course, 2-light Decorated windows to south with renewed heads, small C19
2-light window to east in larger brick blocked Perpendicular opening, lower
part rendered; north chancel in part rendered flint, renewed brick eaves
courses, blocked north door, re-inserted lancet window of 1960 with new stone
dressings. Interior: double framed roof renewed C19; Tall tower arch with
plain jambs, stone corbels with shields to inner chamfered arch; rendered
walls, unmoulded continuous chancel arch with keystone and internal
buttresses, blocked rood loft doorway to north having wide stair to rear
from north chapel; chancel floor raised, flat ceiling, C15 eastern sepulchre
to north having 4-centred arch under crocketted ogee arch, crocketted side
pinnacles, panel tracery above arch and below slab; polygonal C15 pedestal
with embattled moulding across north-east angle of chancel. Over north door
2 high blank semi-circular headed arches, one with projecting imposts, small
Royal achievement to Queen Anne altered by addition of GR/1797. C15 glass
fragments depicting female saints in south-east window of nave from 3 tracery
panels. Octagonal font, c.1500, inscribed round rim to the donors William
and Beatrice Kelling, the faces depict the Agnus Dei, the Trinity, the
Passion, the arms of England and the Prince of Wales, East Anglia, St. Paul
and St. Peter.

Listing NGR: TG0887741729

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Source: English Heritage

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