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Church of St Giles, Norwich

Description: Church of St Giles

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 February 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 229539

OS Grid Reference: TG2256508599
OS Grid Coordinates: 622565, 308599
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6295, 1.2873

Location: 70 St Giles Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR2 1LT

Locality: Norwich
Local Authority: Norwich City Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR2 1LT

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Listing Text

(north side)
Parish Church. C15. 1866/67 chancel by Phipson. West tower, Nave and
Chancel. North and south aisles. South porch. Flint with stone and
brick dressings. Ashlar faced south wall of porch. Lead roofs. Early
C15 4-stage tower with set-back buttresses and clasping buttresses
on top stage. West door with flanking statue niches and 5-light
perpendicular window above within recess. Blocked 3-light ringing
chamber window. Tall 4-light belfry windows with perpendicular tracery
having cusped transoms. Crenellated flushwork parapet with small
corner turrets. 1737 beacon cupola. 5-bay nave with 3-light perpendicular
windows. 2-storey porch against west end bay of aisle. Outer doorway with
attached shafts and 2-centre arch. Central window above door with pointed
arch and smaller flanking lights. Shield frieze and decorated parapet.
Stone fan-vault inside. 5 clerestory windows. 3-bay chancel with north
aisle and C19 Decorated windows. Tower arch. Chancel arch flanked by
6 statue niches. The nave piers have 4 shafts with smaller mouldings
between. False hammer-beam roof:- 4 arched braces form a pointed-arch
profile with carved angels cutting through the braces at wall-plate level.
Arched braces from the wall-posts frame the clerestory window arches.
Large number of wall monuments including those to Thomas Churchman 1742
by Sir Henry Cheere, Sir Samuel Churchman 1781 and Philip Stannard 1747
by Thomas Rawlins.

Listing NGR: TG2256508599

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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