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Church of St Michael, Langley with Hardley

Description: Church of St Michael

Grade: I
Date Listed: 5 September 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 226763

OS Grid Reference: TG3550500931
OS Grid Coordinates: 635505, 300931
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5552, 1.4727

Location: The Avenues, Langley with Hardley, Norfolk NR14 6BL

Locality: Langley with Hardley
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR14 6BL

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Listing Text

TG 30 SE
3/55 Church of St. Michael,
5.9.60 Langley


Parish church C14 and C15 with C19 remodelling of east end. Flint with
limestone dressings; slate roofs. West tower, nave, chancel, north porch,
south vestry. C14 west tower with diagonal western buttresses up to bell-
stage level. 2-light bell openings with cusped Y-tracery. 3-light C15 west
window. Embattled parapet with plain corner pinnacles. Line of earlier,
steeper nave roof pitch on east face of tower. C19 vestry on south side:
coped gable parapet on moulded kneelers, circular gable window with leaded
glazing. Lean-to on east side. Nave windows early C19 of 3 lights set in
red brick surrounds windows with eliptical arched heads. Staged buttresses
divide the bays. In the south wall, a blocked opening between the two nave
windows. South chancel wall has a blocked south-west window with a blocked
square-headed low-side window. C14 priests door with scratch dial above,
bearing an indistinct date mark, possibly 1595. 2-light south east window
with cusped Y-tracery. Angle buttresses to east gable wall; the gable much
rebuilt with an apex of red brick. 2-light C19 east window with Y-tracery
and semicircular head. Window set in raised red brick surround with rubbed
arch and raised key and imposts. Two north chancel windows 2-light with
cusped Y-tracery, priests doorway between blocked in red brick. Upper part
of nave north wall rebuilt in red brick. North porch with rendered gable
and small east and west windows, the west window square-headed. North
doorway C14 with dogtooth hoodmould. C15 nave roof with arch-braced
principals on wallposts with shields; roll-moulded ridges and purlins-bosses
at intersections of ridge and principals. Fragments of traceried wall paint-
ing between wallposts on south wall. Rectangular recess in south nave wall
with C14 hood mould on head stops and inset iron grills. C14 tower arch
with polygonal capitals and half-shafts. Chancel remodelled in C19: cored
and plastered ceiling. C19 stone dado with pilaster-buttresses. Triple
ogee-headed niches flanking altar. Good C18 and C19 wall monuments to
Beauchamp Proctor family. C15 font, octagonal, with quatrefoil panels in
bowl, arcaded stem on octagonal base. Much collected foreign glass included
four C16 panels in the east window, said to have been brought from Rouen
Cathedral in 1787 by Lady Beauchamp Proctor.

Listing NGR: TG3550500931

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Source: English Heritage

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