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Church of St Mary, Yelverton

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 5 September 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 226772

OS Grid Reference: TG2923402186
OS Grid Coordinates: 629234, 302186
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5692, 1.3812

Location: 19 Church Road, Yelverton, Norfolk NR14 7PB

Locality: Yelverton
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR14 7PB

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Listing Text

TG 20 SE
1/64 Church of St. Mary

- I

Parish church. 12th century fragments with 14th and 15th century remodelling.
17th century west tower. Flint with red brick and limestone dressings;
roofs slated. West tower, nave, chancel, south aisle, south porch. Square
west tower of flint with red brick dressings; datestone on south side reads
"1674, THOMAS THETFORD, WORKEMAN". Other inscribed tablets on south wall
now indecipherable. Diagonal buttresses to west with brick dressings and
stone weatherings. Eliptical-arched bell openings in double chamfered brick
reveals above moulded string course. Embattled parapet with roll-moulded
coping. 19th century 2-light west window under hood mould with good
head-stops. Brick relieving arch over window opening. Small stone panel
with arched niche carving, much eroded, beside arch. South porch with
diagonal gable-buttresses, much repaired in brick; single light east and
west windows with cusped heads, and glass by Yarrington of Yarmouth. 14th
century 2-light windows in south aisle, bays on south wall divided by massive
brick buttresses. Adjacent to aisle window an early 18th century gauged
red brick surround with a segmental pediment and moulded brick consoles
containing two slate memorial slabs to W. Hood d.1717 and Elizabeth Hood
d.1705. The easternmost bay of the south aisle contains a 2-light Decorated
window with its cill raised to accommodate an early 16th century priests
doorway with a fourcentred arched head and quadrant moulded square-headed
architrave all in red brick. Stone-dressed diagonal buttress to south east
corner of aisle. Nave clerestorey of three bays; 2-light windows with 'Y'
tracery in rendered brick, probably 16th century coped parapeted gable to
east wall of nave. 2-light dec. window in south wall of chancel. 15th
century 3-light east window; parapeted east gable with cross-finial. North
wall of chancel has one 12th century doublesplayed window and one 2-light
with 'Y' tracery. Two 14th century north nave windows, one with 'Y' tracery,
bays divided by large brick buttresses. Blocked north doorway with double
chamfered arches. Simple nave roof with arch - braced principals and ridge,
and quadrant moulded tie beams. Archbraced aisle roof with traceried
spandrels. Boarded chancel ceiling with plaster coving. Screen of 1505
with twelve painted figures in base; upper section much rendered and re-
stored. Roof stairs in north wall of nave. Arched opening to south-east
chapel from chancel. 14th century piscina and dropped cill sedilia in south
wall of chancel. Memorial brass to Margaret Aldriche 1525. Wall monument
to Humphrey Rant 1661; cartouche with convex inscription tablet. Square
font with arched panels on plain stem and corner shafts, probably 14th

Listing NGR: TG2923402186

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Source: English Heritage

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