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Church of All Saints, Upper Sheringham

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 4 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 224650

OS Grid Reference: TG1442841853
OS Grid Coordinates: 614428, 341853
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9312, 1.1890

Location: Limekiln Lane, Upper Sheringham, Norfolk NR26 8UA

Locality: Upper Sheringham
Local Authority: North Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR26 8UA

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Listing Text


4/120 Church of All Saints



Parish church, early C14 and mid C15. Restored 1849 and 1872. Galletted
coursed whole and knapped flint with stone dressings, slate roof, pantiles
to south nave. West tower, nave, north and south aisles, chancel, south
porch, mausoleum. 3 stage west tower incorporating some erratics; embattled
parapet of flushwork having gargoyles to north and south; diagonal stone
stepped buttresses; stone plinth; polygonal stair turret at south-east to
first stage. Double chamfered west doorway. West window of 3 trefoil headed
lights under pointed segmental head. 2 cuspheaded lancets to 2nd stage;
bell openings of cusped 'Y' tracery. North and south aisles each of broken
flint with 3 buttresses and diagonal buttress to east; four 4-light windows
under pointed segmental arch having cusped ogee heads under panel tracery
with octofoil at apex. Similar 3-light window at either end of each aisle.
C14 north and south clerestoreys of squared knapped flint with brick eaves
courses, 9 lights of alternating quatrefoils and 'Y' tracery. C14 east gable
of nave with blocked wide 3-light opening of intersecting cusped tracery;
cross at apex. Large south porch: south face of square knapped flint with
crocketted finials to quoins; Perpendicular arch under square head renewed,
continuous moulding to first order, wave moulding above side shafts of central
order; benchless, no windows; south and north doorway alike of plain chamfered
jambs and double hollow chamfered arch under hood mould. Low chancel with
brick eaves cornice, east window as aisles; other openings of 2 ogee headed
cusped lights under a square head, 2 to south, 2 to north that to north-east
blocked, those to west blocked below transoms. Mid-C19 vestry to south of
chancel. across priest's door of knapped flint with brick dressings; chimney
pot at gable apex to south; single ogee headed light under square head with
chamfered brick surround. Upcher mausoleum: attached to north chancel wall,
c.1820, uncoursed knapped flint with stone dressings; parapet of squared
coursed knapped flint; central stone panel with blank ogee arch recording
Upcher family 1819-72 having blank panel tracery above to embattled stone
parapet, Upcher crest and U (Abbot, d.1819, and Charlotte, d.1857, Upcher)
on frieze. Interior: north and south arcades of 5 bays with octagonal piers
and double chamfered arches; double chamfered tower arch with plain responds,
narrow door to stair turret with 4-centred arch. C14 octagonal font having
blank Decorated tracery on faces; octagonal stem having engaged shafts at
angles and blank tracery to faces; Yellow and black glazed medieval tiles
around font stem. Painted cambered tie beam above font has wall braces with
pierced spandrels. C15 poppy head bench ends to C19 pews many with carvings
including fabulous beasts, mermaid, bare footed girl in swaddled shroud, cat
with kitten. Clear glass to windows. C14 rood screen and loft, screen part
renewed, ogee-lights with Decorated and panel tracery above, Decorated blank
tracery to lower panels with figures and foliage in spandrels. Loft with
panelled vault and bosses; moulded bressumer to front with fabulous beasts
on carved spandrels; traceried parapet. Door to loft behind oak hourglass
pulpit of 1914 by Cecil Upcher. Oak organ case in north aisle of 1911 with
fretwork tracery. Chancel: wide piscina with continuous arch, dropped sedilia
seat; narrow shafts to rear arch of east window; vase turned balusters to
Communion rails; oak reredos with vine frieze by Cecil Upcher 1914, C18
panelling to east wall. Marble wall memorial to Abbot Upcher 1819 by John
Bacon jun. and Samuel Manning: panels of poppies flanking inscription over
achievement; above in relief an obelisk and woman holding a wilting branch
weeping over a broken column. Vestry to south of Priest's door lined with
C18 panelling reused, panel from pulpit over window dated 1622 and showing
renaissance arch, tester or font cover inverted on ceiling.

Listing NGR: TG1442841853

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Source: English Heritage

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