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Church of St Mary, Ashby St Mary

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 5 September 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 226717

OS Grid Reference: TG3292902234
OS Grid Coordinates: 632929, 302234
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5680, 1.4357

Location: Hall Road, Ashby St Mary, Norfolk NR14 7BJ

Locality: Ashby St Mary
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR14 7BJ

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Listing Text

2/10 Church of St. Mary

Parish church. 12th century with 13th century work in chancel and 15th century
west tower. Flint with limestone and brick dressings, some old quoins of
conglomerate at south west corner of nave. Steeply-pitched roof over nave
and chancel with plain tiles on south side and 20th century concrete tiles
on north. Plain tiled porch roof. West tower, south porch, nave, chancel.
15th century west tower with staged diagonal buttresses on west face. 2-
light bell openings much repaired in brick. Blocked two light window with
hollow chamfered mullion below western bell opening. 3-light west window
with 19th century restoration. Undressed semi-circular headed niche below
bell opening on south side. Later embattled parapet with red brick
dressings. Stair turret at north-east corner. South porch with brick and
flint parapeted gable and brick arch of three orders. Niche over arch.
Three restored 2-light windows with square heads in south wall. South
chancel wall has a single lancet with restored head, and a priests door
with single chamfered arch. Old quoins of brown conglomerate between nave
windows; memorial tablet to Thomas Badley d.7th August, 1697 set in brick
surround on south wall of nave. 19th century 3-light Perp. east window,
jambs of earlier wider window and higher cill remain. Upper part of east
gable parapet rebuilt in brick. Single lancet in north chancel wall. Two
large raking brick buttresses and lean-to boiler chamber with chimney stack
against north wall. Square headed north door with wooden lintol and brick
jambs. Staged brick buttress at north-west corner of nave. Very fine 12th
century south doorway with two main orders of shafts with nook-shafts between
and arch of five orders with zig-zag, bobbin, star and lozenge decoration.
Stoup on east side of door in south wall of nave. Nave ceiling plastered
with moulded wooden coving; chancel ceiling boarded with roll-moulded ribs.
17th century communion rail with turned newels and balusters and roll
moulded rail. Stained glass roundel in east window. Nave ceiling masks
tall tower arch with lion-head corbels. Embattled tower screen. Font with
octagonal bowl and base, stem with corner pilasters and convex panels
between. Lozenge design in each face of bowl. Font cover with simple
strapwork, 17th century.

Listing NGR: TG3292902234

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Source: English Heritage

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