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Church of St Mary, Pulham St Mary

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 7 December 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 225854

OS Grid Reference: TM2123285271
OS Grid Coordinates: 621232, 285271
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4207, 1.2521

Location: B1134, Pulham St Mary, Norfolk IP21 4RD

Locality: Pulham St Mary
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP21 4RD

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Listing Text

(north side)
Church of St Mary
TM 2185 15A/1A 7.12.59


Mainly C14 and C15 with mid C13 chancel. Restored 1886-7 by Bodley. Nave
with Perpendicular north windows, clerestory and south aisle. Mid C13 chancel
with two lancets in north wall and later four-light east window with reticulated
tracery. Tall west tower with embattled parapet with flushwork panelling
and with diagonal buttresses. Very fine C15 two-storeyed south porch with
ashlar front and flushwork-panelled sides, reticulated openwork parapet with
pinnacles. Fleurons on the jambs and arch of doorway moulting, crested capitals,
spandrels depicting the Annunciation. Flanked by pair of niches. A frieze
of studs and above two, two-light windows and five niches. Interior of porch
has moulded and crenellated ceiling beams.
Interior: Perpendicular four-bay south arcade, with double-chamfered arches
and quatrefoil piers with foils. Arch-braced nave roof with tiebeams. South
aisle roof arch-braced with tracery in spandrels. Good mid C13 double piscina
in chancel with intersecting arches. C19 painted chancel roof with arch-braces.
Screen with ten painted figures in panelled base, the upper parts restored
by Bodley in 1886-7. Organ case also by Bodley. Good set of C15 benches
with poppy-heads bench ends and traceried panel backs to westernmost benches.
Timber staircase leading to ringing chamber in west end. Early C14 stained
glass in head of north east window of nave, and C15 figures in head of another
north window. C15 octagonal font.

Listing NGR: TM2123285271

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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