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Church of All Saints, Kirby Cane

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 5 September 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 226858

OS Grid Reference: TM3737294170
OS Grid Coordinates: 637372, 294170
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4937, 1.4953

Location: Loddon Road, Kirby Cane, Norfolk NR35 2HN

Locality: Kirby Cane
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR35 2HN

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Listing Text

TM 39 SE
7/81 Church of All Saints


Parish church. Medieval with C18 additions. Flint with limestone dressings,
flintwork partly rendered over. Pantiled roofs, hipped over north aisle.
West tower, nave, south porch, north aisle, chancel, north vestry. Round
west tower, probably pre-Conquest, with pilaster strips around base. Wide
single light bell openings; later castellated brick parapet. West window
of two lights much repaired and rendered over. South porch entrance arch
much obscured by later render; stoup on east side of opening partly infilled
in red brick. Short diagonal buttresses to gable, the lower sections in
red brick, flushwork panels and stone dressings above. Blocked east and
west porch windows. Good C12 south doorway with decorated shafts and
capitals, arches with zigzag and roll mouldings; continuous zigzag around
inner order. Hood mould with flower motif and keystone with beast's head
carving. Two 2-light south nave windows, one with sub-divided Perpendicular
head, the eastern window with cusped Y-tracery. Two cusped Y tracery windows
in south wall of chancel, with blocked priest's door between. Two small
high level windows with semicircular heads, one much restored. Short
diagonal buttress of two stages at south-east corner, the north-east corner
buttress rebuilt in brick. East window of three lights with cusped inter-
secting tracery. North wall of chancel partly rebuilt in red brick with
pantiled lean-to in north-east angle. North aisle with steeply pitched
hipped roof; one double and one single lancet in north wall with small
blocked trefoil-headed window at high level and blocked doorway below.
Restored 3-light window with intersecting tracery in west wall. Interior:
scissor-braced nave roof; chancel ceiling plastered and coved on a moulded
cornice, the eastern end of the chancel has a flat ceiling. North aisle
ceiling plastered and coved with a flat centre. North arcade of three bays,
double chamfered arches on massive octagonal piers; a further two bays
continue into the chancel, the eastern bay now blocked. Chancel arch
double-chamfered with fragments of hood mould and capitals. Rood stair rising
from window cill level, south-east corner of nave. Narrow semicircular headed
tower arch. C16 chest tomb in chancel, against blocked eastern bay of arcade,
with three panels of arms. On the north wall of chancel, a monument to
Elizabeth Catelyne (d.1681) - broken segmental pediment on Ionic columns
on figure corbels; also a tablet commemorating the building of the vestry
in 1738 by Sir Charles Turner in memory of Sir Neville Catelyn and his wife.
Some good floor slabs in chancel, including one to John Watson, rector of
Kirby Cane, ejected 1646 during the Rebellion. C17 communion rail with
turned balusters. C17 octagonal pulpit. Font C14 octagonal; bowl with
traceried panels, figure corbels below bowl, and engaged shafts around the

Listing NGR: TM3737294170

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Source: English Heritage

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