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Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Geldeston

Description: Church of St. Michael and All Angels

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 5 September 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 226829

OS Grid Reference: TM3947492284
OS Grid Coordinates: 639474, 292284
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4759, 1.5249

Location: Yarmouth Road, Geldeston, Norfolk NR34 0LW

Locality: Geldeston
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR34 0LW

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Listing Text

TM 39 SE (south side)

7/52 Church of St. Michael
5-9-60 and All Angels

- II*

Parish church. C12 and later, much remodelled in C19. Flint with limestone
dressings. Slated roofs; porch plain-tiled. West tower, nave, chancel,
south porch, north transept and vestry. Round west tower, the upper stage
rebuilt with gault brick dressings and castellated parapet. C19 west window.
South porch C15 with plinth of slate panels in limestone dressings. Diagonal
staged buttresses with flushwork panels to south gable. Doorway with attached
polygonal shafts; arch with square dripmould; shields in spandrels. Niche
above arch with crocketted pinnacles and shield with arms below pedestal.
Two windows in south wall of nave, 2-light with Perpendicular tracery, one
possibly an original. Stilted hood moulds with headstops over window
openings; staged buttresses between bays. Chancel of 1864: paired lancets
with quatrefoil heads, arched and cusped transoms. Scalloped eaves course.
Parapeted gable with cross-finial at apex. Rood stair projection at south-
east corner of nave. Gableted clasping-buttresses at east gable. C19 3-light
east window. Lean-to vestry on north side of chancel with 3-light segmental
headed east window; tapering octagonal chimney stack at north-east corner.
North gable of trancept has 4-light window with small curved triangular window
above. 2-light C19 -Perpendicular window in east wall, doorway central in
west wall. North wall of nave has C15 2-light window with headstops. North
doorway flanked by staged buttress. Interior: scissor-braced roof to nave,
principals have arch-braces on wallposts with head-corbels. Brattished
cornice. Rood stair at south-east corner of nave. C14 tower arch with
engaged shafts and triple-chamfered arch. Twin-arched opening to transept
with central marble shaft on octagonal base; stiff-leaf capitals. C19 roof
with arch-braced principals on head-corbels. Elliptical arched opening through
to vestry in east wall. Chancel interior all C19: arch-braced roof on foliage
corbels. Internal shafting to window openings. Font, octagonal, with lions
around the stem and alternating roses and shields around the bowl; octagonal
basestep with inscription.

Listing NGR: TM3947492284

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Source: English Heritage

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