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Church of St George, Burston and Shimpling

Description: Church of St George

Grade: I
Date Listed: 7 December 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 225135

OS Grid Reference: TM1562482641
OS Grid Coordinates: 615624, 282641
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3993, 1.1681

Location: Burston and Shimpling, Norfolk IP21 4UB

Locality: Burston and Shimpling
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP21 4UB

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Listing Text

Church of St George
TM 1582 32/2A 7.12.59


C12 round tower with C13 octagonal top stage and recessed lead spire. Late
C13 chancel with windows with intersecting and Y-tracery. C12 nave refashioned
in C15 with Perpendicular north and south windows. Timber-frame north porch.
Fine C15 nave roof with arched braces and embattled wall plate. Chancel
roof with tiebeams. C15 benches with poppy-head bench ends and one with
pierced tracery in back. Remains of screen under the tower arch. C15 octagonal
front with 5 lions against the stem and figures of angels with shields against
the bowl. Early C14 stained glass in heads of chancel windows and C15 glass
in north nave windows.
Built of flint rubble with stone dressings, partly rendered, and with tiled

Listing NGR: TM1562482641

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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