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Church of St Margaret, Thorpe Market

Description: Church of St Margaret

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 October 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 224727

OS Grid Reference: TG2449635381
OS Grid Coordinates: 624496, 335381
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8690, 1.3341

Location: Church Road, Thorpe Market, Norfolk NR11 8UA

Locality: Thorpe Market
Local Authority: North Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR11 8UA

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Listing Text


Church of St. Margaret

Parish church. 1796 by Wood. Flint and stone. Slate roof with oversailing
eaves on stone brackets. Rectangular in plan. West end has part-blind
Y-tracery window with Y glazing bars; blind lancets beside. Encircled quatre-
foil in gable now with bell and cover over it. Corner turrets of square
knapped flint with stone caps. South elevation of 5 bays with pinnacled
stone porches to the first and fifth bays; pointed archways; double leaved
doors to church, each leaf of 2 panels with pointed heads; to side-walls
of porches a blind lancet; flanking each porch a blind pointed niche. 3
Y-tracery windows with Y glazing bars. To north a gabled vestry with
rectangular window with leaded glazing; 2 gargoyles to the gable end and
4 quatrefoils enclosed in a lozenge all presumably from Medieval church;
lean-to. Eastern elevation as west without the bell. Interior. Slight
Gothick screens across nave and between nave and chancel having glazed panels
and iron lattice infill. Screen across nave records the rebuilding of the
church by Lord Suffield 'at his own expense'. Royal arms of George III on
the reverse. Coved ceiling with ribs and rose bosses; angel head corbels.
Fine marble memorial to Sir Thomas Rant d.1671 with Ionic columns supporting
broken pediment with achievement on brackets; drapery to apron. Similar
tomb to Elizabeth Rant d.1697. Tomb to 2 infants by C. Regnard erected in
1796 by Lord Suffield having obelisk with cherub and urn; panel with shells
to corners; foliage to apron. Tomb to Robert Britiffe d.l749 with shouldered
and eared panel; swan pediment with achievement; cherubs to apron. C14
octagonal font with attached shafts supporting bowl having tracery with

Listing NGR: TG2449635381

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Source: English Heritage

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