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Church of St Mary, Shelton and Hardwick

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 7 December 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 226055

OS Grid Reference: TM2209891041
OS Grid Coordinates: 622098, 291041
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4721, 1.2686

Location: Low Road, Shelton, Norfolk NR15 2SB

Locality: Shelton and Hardwick
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR15 2SB

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Listing Text

Church of St Mary
TM 29 SW 9/1A 7.12.59


Circa 1487, built by Sir Ralph Shelton. Only the late C14 west tower and
Decorated west window of south aisle retain from the earlier church. The
late C15 church is red brick with blue brick diapering end stone dressings,
ashlar clerestory, and slate roofs. West tower is flint with later brick
parapet. Comprising nave and chancel in one, north and south aisles, south
porch and west tower.
Large Perpendicular aisle windows. Nine Perpendicular clerestory windows
on each side. Tall 3-light east window flanked by buttresses, with sacristy
beneath. Two storeyed south porch, with entrance with Shelton arms in spandrels
and tall niche above with canopy and single-light window each side, inside
fan-vaulting begun but not completed.
Interior: Four bay arcades plus smaller bays in chancel, the piers are
lozenge-shaped in section with shafts and wave and hollow mouldings, 4-centred
arches, panelled above arcade with niches over the piers. Rood stair turret
in north wall of north aisle. Base of early Cl6 screen. C15 and Cl6 glass
in tile aisle and east-windows. C16 bench ends with poppy-heads in choir,
chancel chair is made up of bench ends. Early C17 communion rail. Carved
Royal arms of William III. Octagonal font with 4 lions against the stem
and lions and angels bolting shields in alternate side panels of bowl. Monuments:
late Cl6 tombo-chests to Shelton family with shields. Monument to Sir Robert
Houghton 1623 with kneeling figures.

Listing NGR: TM2209891041

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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