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Church of All Saints, Poringland

Description: Church of All Saints

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 November 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 227186

OS Grid Reference: TG2708101701
OS Grid Coordinates: 627081, 301701
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5657, 1.3492

Location: The Street, Poringland, Norfolk NR14 7LA

Locality: Poringland
Local Authority: South Norfolk District Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR14 7LA

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Listing Text

TG 20 SE
(south side)
5/48 Church of All Saints
Parish church. Flint, some brick and ashlar dressings. Slate roofs. Late
C12 or early C13 west tower with C14 belfry stage. Early C15 nave, clerestory
added late C15 (money left in 1495). C14 chancel. Restored 1833 and 1861-
83 when south porch replaced and chancel arch built. Various furnishings
renewed. 3 stage circular tower with octagonal belfry. Pointed brick lancet
to west. No ringing chamber windows. 2-light cusped and louvred belfry
windows to alternate facets with blind windows between. Plain parapet. C19
brick gabled south porch. 2 windows to north and south nave of 2 lights under
depressed arches except south-eastern one which is larger and of 3 lights.
Simple cusping to tracery heads. 6 clerestory windows north and south of
rendered brick. They are of 2 pointed lancets each under 4-centred arches
and below 4-centred hood moulds with label stops. 2 eastern windows on south
side of reduced height to allow for larger nave window here. 2 rendered
stepped side buttresses to each side of nave. Gabled north porch used as
vestry in C19 and now a passageway to vestry of 1970's. 2 2-light chancel
windows north and south of C14 : diagonal 4-petal tracery. Between them a
stepped buttress each side and, to south, an arched priests' door with hood
mould on labels. Diagonal eastern buttresses and 3-light east window opened
up and restored 1861-83 : 2 encircled quatrefoils in tracery. To each side
of window and in apex of gable are trefoiled statuary niches. Apex niche has
further niche above it. Interior. Wave moulded tower arch without responds.
7 bay hammerbeam nave roof very likely of 1495. Hammerbeams on solid arched
braces carved with floral and heraldic devices. Polygonal wall posts with
capitals and bases and carved wall arches. Short hammerposts carry thin arched
braces to collars. 2 tiers moulded butt purlins and ridge piece. King posts.
Octagonal font with crouching lions against stem and symbols of 4 Evangelists
to bowl panels. The man and lion are repeated and 2 remaining panels have
rosettes. C19 chancel arch with circular responds. C19 boarded chancel roof.
Chancel east window contains 3 C14 figures in stained glass. Fragments also
in chancel side windows.

Listing NGR: TG2708101701

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Source: English Heritage

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