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Church of St Ethelbert, Thurton

Description: Church of St Ethelbert

Grade: I
Date Listed: 5 September 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 226765

OS Grid Reference: TG3279800658
OS Grid Coordinates: 632798, 300658
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5539, 1.4326

Location: 8 Hall Road, Bergh Apton, Norfolk NR14 6AL

Locality: Thurton
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR14 6AL

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Listing Text

TG 30 SW
2/57 Church of St.Ethelbert

- I

Parish church C12 with C14 and C16 remodelling. Flint, rendered over on
nave and chancel, with brick and limestone dressings. Thatched roofs,
continuous over nave and chancel. West tower, nave, chancel, south porch.
Nave walls overlap west tower to form north and south chambers; west gable
parapeted with brick tumbling-in. C14 2-light west window. Upper part
of tower reconstructed in flint and red brick, probably early C16; wide
sound openings with hollow-chamfered reveals and eliptical brick arches.
Brick embattled parapet. Small stone-dressed opening in south wall with
chamfered reveals. Two brick staged buttresses on west wall. Nave and
chancel windows generally early C14; wide lancets with trefoil and cinque-
foil heads. In the south wall of the nave, two larger windows, one of 2-
lights with Y tracery, one of 3-lights with intersecting tracery; hood
moulds with animal carving and head stops. South porch with much rebuilt
gable of knapped brick and flint; fine C12 south door with three orders
of shafts with scallop capitals, arch with zig-zag and roll mouldings and
a hood mould of two orders of alternating scallops set at right angles to
the wall. 3-light C14 reticulated east window with hood mould on head
stops. North wall has six lancets, one blocked, and five massive staged
brick buttresses. Simple C12 north doorway of two orders, the opening
blocked in red brick. Interior: nave ceiling plastered on deeply moulded
wooden coving. Tall tower arch with C19 embattled screen. Doorways to
north and south tower chambers with eliptical arched heads. Chancel ceiling
plastered leaving arch-braces and wall posts of roof structure exposed,
the westernmost wall posts rest on head-corbels. C17 communion rail with
turned balusters and square newels with attached half-shafts. On the south
wall of the chancel a monument to Capt. Samuel Margerum and other members
of the Margerum family; a pedimented white marble slab with a carving of
a three-masted sailing ship. On the north chancel wall, a wall monument
in the form of an obelisk to Ann Cotton d.1781 and Miss Sarah Margerum
1835. Plain octagonal font, possibly C17. Many pieces of re-set glass
both English and foreign; the east window is said to contain glass brought
from Rouen Cathedral by Lady Beauchamp of Langley Park.

Listing NGR: TG3279800658

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Source: English Heritage

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