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Church of St Mary the Virgin, Newton Flotman

Description: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 226613

OS Grid Reference: TM2129898475
OS Grid Coordinates: 621298, 298475
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5391, 1.2618

Location: Church Road, Newton Flotman, Norfolk NR15 1QB

Locality: Newton Flotman
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR15 1QB

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Listing Text


6/36 Church of St.Mary the
26/11/59 Virgin
(Formerly listed as
II* Church of St. Mary)

Parish church. C15 and later. Flint with ashlar and some brick dressings.
Lead roofs. West tower, aisleless nave with south porch and chancel with
organ extension to north. C15 west tower with diagonal buttresses and a
large west window with Victorian tracery. 2-light bell-openings with Per-
pendicular tracery and parapet with crow-stepped crenellations, gargoyles
and carved inscriptions with heraldry on eastern face. Stair turret to
north. Nave with 2 3-light cusped Y-traceried windows and 2 3-light Per-
pendicular windows, all restored. Chancel with modern traceried east window
and 2 2-light Perpendicular windows to south. Rebuilt C16 porch with some
original openings re-set. C15 tower-arch of 3 plain chamfered orders on
semicircular responds. Similar chancel arch on faceted responds. Blocked
former rood stair doorway with traceried spandrels to north and simple nave
piscina to south. Trefoil piscina in chancel. Wall monument in stone to
the Blondevile family, probably Thomas. Circa 1600. 3 panels divided by
pilasters and flanked by columns surmounted by obelisks. Semicircular-headed
pediment with blank tympanum. Kneeling figure in centre panel (probably
Thomas Blondevile) with 3 female weepers in left hand panel. Brass plaque,
probably re-set, in right hand panel with kneeling effigies of Edward
(died 1568), Radulph (died 1514) and Richard (died 1490) Blondevile.
Rhyming inscription and heraldic shields beneath plaque. Fine C15 poppy
head bench ends.

Listing NGR: TM2129898475

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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