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Description: Church of All Saints
Date Listed: 10 May 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 228028
OS Grid Reference: TG1966623706
OS Grid Coordinates: 619666, 323706
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7663, 1.2546
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TG 12 SE MARSHAM NORWICH ROAD
10/5/61 Church of All Saints.
Parish Church. C13 and later, of flint with stone dressings and slate roof.
West tower, north aisle, south aisle, south porch, nave, clerestorey, vestry
and chancel. 2 stage tower with diagonal buttresses, C14 2 light windows,
1 light sound hole, 2 light belfry openings with flowing tracery to north,
and decayed or debased, to east, west and south. Chequered flint parapet.
5 bay north aisle with blocked western door, stepped buttresses and late C15
3 light Perpendicular windows. 5 bay south aisle with 4 late Perpendicular
3 light windows with 3 centred stilted arches. South porch with diagonal
buttresses with tall C14 doorway, one light windows and within C13 door to
church. 5 bay clerestorey, with 3 light Perpendicular windows with quatrefoil
in shallow 2 centred arch. Chancel with diagonal and angle buttresses, mainly
C19 restoration with C19 windows. Lean-to vestry on north side with squint
to west, and 3 light window. Mediaeval north and south oak doors. North
aisle with niche, piscina and doorway to Rood Loft stairs. 5 bay arcade with
octagonal piers with base and capitals, possibly C14 to south and C15 to north.
Fine C15 single hammerbeam roof with later tie beams and binders, reinforcing
alternate trusses. Octagonal wall timber posts with bases capitals and arch
braces, supported on carved stone corbels. Spandrels of some arch braces
have tracery carved angels at the ends of the hammerbeams. South aisle with
piscina at east end. Chancel arch with the remains of C15 screen, Decorated
with sixteen painted saints. Font on 2 steps, the upper decorated with pointed
quatrefoils. Bowl with seven sacraments and last judgement. Poppyhead ends
to restored benches. Chancel stained glass by Kempe.
Listing NGR: TG1966623706
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Source: English Heritage
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