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Church of St Giles

A Grade I Listed Building in Norwich, Norfolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6295 / 52°37'46"N

Longitude: 1.2873 / 1°17'14"E

OS Eastings: 622565

OS Northings: 308599

OS Grid: TG225085

Mapcode National: GBR W80.WW

Mapcode Global: WHMTM.R55H

Entry Name: Church of St Giles

Listing Date: 26 February 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1051876

English Heritage Legacy ID: 229539

Location: Norwich, Norfolk, NR2

County: Norfolk

District: Norwich

Town: Norwich

District Council Ward: Mancroft

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Norwich St Giles

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

TG 2208 NE,
15/765

(UPPER) ST. GILES STREET (north side),
CHURCH OF ST GILES

26.02.54

GV

I

Parish Church. C15. 1866-1867 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 above a 5-light
perpendicular window 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. Five clerestory windows. 3-bay chancel with north
aisle and C19 Decorated windows. Tower arch. Chancel arch flanked by
six statue niches. The nave piers have four shafts with smaller mouldings
between. False hammer-beam roof: four 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

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