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Church of St Mary, Shotesham

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 226679

OS Grid Reference: TM2378198826
OS Grid Coordinates: 623781, 298826
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5413, 1.2986

Location: Roger's Lane, Shotesham, Norfolk NR15 1UW

Locality: Shotesham
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR15 1UW

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Listing Text


6/102 Church of St.Mary

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and brick dressings.
Pantiled roofs. West tower, aisleless nave with south porch and chancel
with north chapel. West tower C15 or early C16 with much brick. Diagonal
buttresses and canted stair turret to north. 2-light brick bell-openings
with Y tracery (removed to south). 2-light traceried west window with
mouchettes beneath segmental head. Former clock recess above and crow-
stepped parapets with diagonally set finials. Nave south wall with some
C12 masonry. C13 nave doorways (blocked to north) with plain chamfered
reveals. Late medieval south door with a surviving iron loop-drop handle
decorated with a pair of winged dragons and a pierced backplate. 3 nave
windows of 1879 in Curvilinear style. C15 chancel and north chapel in
galletted flint and stone rubble. Simple cusped 3-light east window with
similar windows to south and to east of chapel. Sanctus bell. Chancel
piscina surrounded by moulded tiles depicting swans, 2-headed eagles with
crescents and rampant lions. Victorian reredos in Decorated style depicting
Last Supper. Fine brass of 1521 with effigies of Edward and Elizabeth
White. C15 octagonal font with angels and lions in panels, winged angel
corbels and supported by lions. Arch-braced chancel roof with possibly
original roll-moulded wall-plate. Group value in relation to Church of St.
Martin (6/103).

Listing NGR: TM2378198826

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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