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Church of St George, Norwich

Description: Church of St George

Grade: I
Date Listed: 26 February 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 229666

OS Grid Reference: TG2331008835
OS Grid Coordinates: 623310, 308835
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6313, 1.2984

Location: Princes Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1LB

Locality: Norwich
Local Authority: Norwich City Council
County: Norfolk
Country: England
Postcode: NR3 1LB

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Listing Text

(west side)
26.2.54. Church Of St George
Parish church. C15 and C16. Flint with stone and brick dressings. Brick
clerestory. Lead roofs. West tower. Nave and chancel. North and south
aisles and porches. North chancel chapel. 3-stage tower C.1445 and repaired
1645. 4-stages of diagonal buttresses. 3-light west window above statue
niche. Square traceried sound holes. Belfry windows with 4-centre arches
and later mullion and transomes. Clockface on south. Crenellated parapet
with lozenge flushwork and corner pinnacles. 4-bay nave with two 3-light
Perpendicular windows in south aisle. 2-storey porch against west bay
having outer doorway with a 2-centre arch and carved spandrels. 2-light
window above door with 4-centre arch. Flushwork parapet. Tierceron-vault
inside with central boss of St. George. C19 windows in north aisle. 5
clerestory windows with cusped Y-tracery. 3-bay chancel with late Perpen-
dicular 3-light windows and triangular arches. Priests door. 5 clerestory
windows with cusped Y-tracery and 3-centre arches. 3-light Perpendicular
east window. The north porch, which is incorporated into the west end of
the aisle has diagonal ribs springing from wall piers and ridge ribs. It
is now used as a chapel. Polygonal arcade-piers with 3 chamfered-orders
pointed arches Arch-braced roof with single butt-purlin and ridge-piece.
The braces spring from wall-posts supported on corbels. Finely carved
Renaissance detail on wall-plate coving. Chancel roof:- Arched-brace
roof with moulded butt-purlins and ridge-piece. The braces form a 2-centre
profile, the lower brace springing from wall-posts with C19 angel corbels
and wall-arches framing the clerestory window arches. Carved star-bosses
on the purlins and ridge. C18 and C19 wall monuments. 1617 wall monument
to Thomas Anguish with facing kneeling figures and children behind carrying

Listing NGR: TG2331008835

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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