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Church of St Gregory, Heckingham

Description: Church of St Gregory

Grade: I
Date Listed: 5 September 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 227030

OS Grid Reference: TM3843798845
OS Grid Coordinates: 638437, 298845
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5352, 1.5143

Location: Church Lane, Heckingham, Norfolk NR14 6QT

Locality: Heckingham
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR14 6QT

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Listing Text

TM 39 NE
6/28 Church of St. Gregory
- I

Parish church. Fabric mainly of C12 and C13 with C15 porch. Flint with lime-
stone dressings; thatched roofs. West tower, nave, apsidal chancel, north
aisle, south porch. West tower with C12 round base with later octagonal upper
stage of knapped flint with brick quoins. Stone-dressed lancet bell openings
with single plain chamfer. Lower lancet in west side and single light west
window with square brick drip mould. C15 south porch incorporating much
brick: four centred arch of moulded brick with engaged shafts. Square drip
mould with shields in spandrels; blocked niche above. Blocked east and west
porch windows with square drip moulds; remains of cusping in east window.
South wall of nave has one 3-light C15 window with blocked heads to tracery,
and one lancet. Chancel has apsidal east end with ashlar pilaster-buttresses
dividing bays; 2-light south window with rendered brick 'Y' tracery under
a shallow arched head; south-east bay contains an early C19 memorial tablet
and a lancet with its opening reduced. East window of 2-lights, Decorated,
with square head. Small lancet in north-east bay; 2-light north window with
cusped ogee heads. East and west windows of north aisle c.1300 with inter-
secting and 'Y' tracery. North aisle wall much rebuilt in brick: two
lancets, now with square heads, and a 2-light 'Y' tracery window. Remains
of C12 north doorway with west side shaft and capital and zigzag moulded inner
arch; opening blocked in red brick. Very fine C12 south doorway with four
orders of shafts with decorated cushion capitals and reel, zigzag, bobbin,
star and wheel motifs in arches and hood mould. Interior: crudely-formed
north arcade of three bays, pointed arches with plain chamfer continuous
around the square piers; no capitals or imposts. Chancel ceiling plastered
and coved. Nave and aisle roofs with roll-moulded principals with arch-braces
on wall posts. Nave ceiling boarded. Double-chamfered chancel arch on poly-
gonal responds. Recess for rood stair in south-east corner of nave. North
aisle windows have deeply splayed and arched internal reveals with stepped
or dropped cills. Raised area of floor at east end of aisle with paving
incorporating medieval tiles and a memorial slab to Mary, daughter of John
and Elizabeth Crow (d.1666). North aisle partly paved with stone coffin slabs
and C17 memorials to the Crowe family, including another to Mary, daughter
of John and Elizabeth Crowe (d.1659). North aisle has corbels on south side
for earlier wall plate at lower level. Font, probably C12, with plain square
bowl on octagonal stem with square base and four corner shafts with volute
capitals all set on two square risers with chamfered edges.

Listing NGR: TM3843798845

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Source: English Heritage

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