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Church of St George, Thetford

Description: Church of St George

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 5 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 49485

OS Grid Reference: TL5313176306
OS Grid Coordinates: 553131, 276306
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3634, 0.2475

Location: Main Street, Thetford, Cambridgeshire CB6 3JB

Locality: Thetford
Local Authority: East Cambridgeshire District Council
County: Cambridgeshire
Country: England
Postcode: CB6 3JB

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Listing Text

LITTLE THETFORD MAIN STREET
TL 5376 (West Side)

21/10 Church of St George
5.2.52
- 11*

Parish church. Late C14, mostly rebuilt C19. Fieldstone and limestone rubble
and dressed limestone with plain tiled roof having end parapets. Plan of nave
and chancel. West gable end has a gabled double bellcote C19, of two,
two-centred arches. The west window is also C19 and of three trefoil lights.
The North and South walls of the nave have, in each wall, one window of three
cinquefoil lights in ogee arches and square head. The tracery is of clunch
and the mullion and architrave of limestone, possibly indicating an earlier
restoration. The north porch is C19. Gabled, brick and rubblestone. Two
centred outer arch of two moulded orders. The east gable of the nave was
rebuilt in 1665 in narrow local brick (similar to that of Manor Farm,
Wentworth, q.v.). The chancel has in the north wall two windows, each of two
cinquefoil lights in four centred arch. The restored east window of three
cinquefoil lights has an original label with mask stops. The windows in the
south wall have been restored c.1980. Interior: Roof of C19 collar rafter
type. C19 two centred chancel arch of two moulded orders, the inner on
engaged colonettes. The font is late C14-early C15. Tapering limestone
octagonal bowl with masks to each of four panels. The stem is much restored
but has fragments of blind tracery panels.

Pevsner: Buildings of England, p471
V.C.H.: Cambs., Vol. IV


Listing NGR: TL5313176306

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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