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Church of St Mary, Norton Subcourse

Description: Church of St Mary

Grade: I
Date Listed: 5 September 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 227116

OS Grid Reference: TM4076298646
OS Grid Coordinates: 640762, 298646
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5324, 1.5484

Location: Church Road, Norton Subcourse, Norfolk NR14 6RY

Locality: Norton Subcourse
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR14 6RY

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Listing Text

TM 49 NW
7/114 Church of St. Mary
- I

Parish church. Fabric generally early C14 with earlier tower base. Flint,
partly rendered, with limestone dressings. Slate roof continuous over nave
and chancel. West tower, nave and chancel. Round west tower not co-axial
with main body of church; possibly pre-Conquest. Late C13 tall bell openings
with 'Y' tracery, much restored. Lancets at lower levels, those below bell
stage have continuous roll-moulding. Renewed lancet west window; blocked
opening above with ogee hood mould and crocket-finial. Red brick tower
parapet. Nave and chancel in one with good early C14 fenestration, generally
2-light windows with cusped Y-tracery, some with ogee heads to lights. C14
south doorway and priests door in south wall of chancel. Chancel has
continuous cill band; stepping up to raised cill of south-east window. Staged
buttresses with stone dressings, diagonal buttresses to east wall. 5-light
reticulated east window, hood mould with headstops. Blocked niche with cusped
head above east window. Staged buttress on north chancel wall at junction
with nave; adjoining brick projection for rood stairs. C14 north doorway
blocked in flintwork: hoodmould with head stops. Interior: nave and chancel
ceilings plastered. Windows have internal hoodmoulds on headstops; chancel
window reveals have attached shafts. North and south doors have shallow
segmental heads with hoods and head stops. Blocked high-level opening to
tower in west wall of nave, pointed arch with plain imposts. Tower arch
pointed, reduced and elliptical on east face. North wall of nave has three
irregular niches set between windows. Rood stair at north-east corner of
nave with doorway and tall opening to loft. Piscina at south-east corner
of nave. Dado moulding in nave plaster. C18 tie beam at junction of nave
and chancel, supported on Ionic pilasters. Continuous cill band around
chancel interior. C14 double piscina in south-east corner of chancel with
clustered shafts, ogee and cusped Y-tracery head under a crocketted ogee head
mould on headstops. Triple sedilia with similar detailing; crocketted hoods
on ball flower and head stops. North-east chancel window blocked. Low tomb
recess in noth chancel wall with ogee crocketted head. South wall of nave,
a wall monument to Edward Wigg, d.1825. Font, C13, on two octagonal risers:
tapered octagonal bowl with shallow arcading on octagonal stem and eight
shafts, all in Purbeck marble.

Listing NGR: TM4076298646

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Source: English Heritage

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