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Church of St Michael Coslany, Norwich

Description: Church of St Michael Coslany

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 February 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 229355

OS Grid Reference: TG2282808996
OS Grid Coordinates: 622828, 308996
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6329, 1.2914

Location: Colegate, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 3BP

Locality: Norwich
Local Authority: Norwich City Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR3 3BP

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Listing Text

(east side)
10/587 15/587
26.2.54. Church of St. Michael
Parish church now disused. Late C14, C15 and early C16. Flint with stone
dressings. Ashlar faced north aisle and chapel. Brick. Slate roof.
West tower, nave and chancel. North and south aisles. South chancel
aisle and north chapel. 4 stage tower C.1425 with diagonal buttresses.
West doorway with 2-centre arch having carved spandrels and shield frieze.
Good 2-leaf door each with 3 panels of cusped tracery with birds and dragons
in mouchettes surmounted by 2 figures. Outer border of crenellated divisions.
4-light Perpendicular window above door with flanking status niches having
valuted canopies and finials. 3-light windows in top stages. Crenellated
stone parapet with shield frieze and corner pinnacles. 4 bay nave:- 3-light
Decorated quatrefoil west window with simple C15 south door to right. 2 bay
south aisle and one bay south chancel aisle. Brick west wall to south aisle.
3 4-light Perpendicular aisle windows with 4-centre arches and brattishing
on transomes in outer lights. Similar tracery pattern throughout. Flush-
work on the south aisle with window and quatrefoil motifs, that on the
chancel along with the east window of 1883. The north door has 3 orders
of mouldings with central attached shaft and a 4-centre arch with drip-
mould. Lancet window in chancel arch gable. 4-shaft piers with double
order mouldings in diagonals and 4-centre arches to arcades. Springing
of arch only in the west bay of the south arcade coinciding with the brick
west wall. Blind store arcading in aisles with attached shafts. Tower
arch. Chancel arch without piers. Scissor-brace roof to nave. Flat
aisle roofs with arch-braces springing from wall posts. Arch-braced roof
to chancel. The braces forming pointed arch profile and springing from
wall-posts with shield corbels. Thorp chapel with stone open tracery
screen and tomb.

Listing NGR: TG2282808996

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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