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Church of St Mary, East Carleton

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 226906

OS Grid Reference: TG1798002060
OS Grid Coordinates: 617980, 302060
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5727, 1.2153

Location: Rectory Road, East Carleton, Norfolk NR14 8HT

Locality: East Carleton
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR14 8HT

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Listing Text


5/20 Church of St. Mary

Parish church, medieval, restored 1881. Uncoursed broken flint and erratics,
stone dressings, plain tiles. West tower, nave and chancel in one, north
aisle, south porch of c.1918. Unbuttressed tower of 2½ stages: 3-light
Perpendicular west window, stone below inscribed PC TW; short stage above
string slightly recessed containing some C16 brickwork and small blocked
lancets; recessed bell stage of 1895 with embattled parapet, bell openings
in C13 style with cusped Y tracery. Short polygonal turret to north-east
of galletted flint, upper part with dressings of C16 brick. South facade
with 3 buttresses, C19 lancet to centre, light to chancel with C19 trefoil
head. East chancel with raised gable and cross, brick tumbling-in to former
gable, untraceried 3-light east window of 1882 with large foliage stops to
central light. C13 north aisle with parapets of shallow angle and felt roof;
2 lancets, plain chamfered doorway with hood renewed 1881; plain 2-light
west window, east window with 3 plain lights, the outer lights having
asymmetrical heads. South porch built as memorial to J.H. Steward killed
1915; uncoursed whole flint, gable cross and Steward arms in stone, C14 style
arch with sideshafts, left return with single small lancet, right return
with two similar lancets. Interior of ashlar, arch braced collar roof. C14
south doorway with continuous moulding, hood mould with king and queen figure

Interior: roof and fittings of 1881. Stoup within south doorway to east.
3 bay nave arcade (western arch narrow) of C14 double chamfered arches on
round yellow limestone piers of 1881. Octagonal font with plain shields
on C15 octagonal plinth with trefoil headed panels. Tall C15 tower arch
in brick with semi-circular jambs, rendered except for quadruple chamfered
4-centred arch. Marble slab with indent for brass to a civilian (1481) in
north aisle; marble mural monument of 1722 to north chancel.

Listing NGR: TG1798002060

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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