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Church of St Michael

A Grade II* Listed Building in Plumstead, Norfolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8692 / 52°52'9"N

Longitude: 1.167 / 1°10'1"E

OS Eastings: 613254

OS Northings: 334893

OS Grid: TG132348

Mapcode National: GBR VCC.1VY

Mapcode Global: WHLR8.W4WQ

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 4 October 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1152882

English Heritage Legacy ID: 224098

Location: Plumstead, North Norfolk, Norfolk, NR11

County: Norfolk

District: North Norfolk

Civil Parish: Plumstead

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Plumstead St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 06/09/2012


TG 13 SW
7/81
4.10.60


PLUMSTEAD
CHURCH STREET
(north side)
Church of St Michael


II*


Parish church. C12; chancel of c.1300; C14 south aisle, demolished before
C19; C15 clerestory and west tower; restored 1873. C12 herringbone masonry
of iron conglomerate to north wall with original quoining at junction with
chancel and tower; rest of knapped and unknapped flint with clunch ashlar
dressings, partly rendered; gabled C19 plain tile roof with bands of fishscale
tiles. Plan of nave and chancel with west tower. Chancel has C19 (probably
1873) 3-light perpendicular-style east window and, to south side, a 2-light
window with trefoil heads and a similar one-light window of c.1300 flanked
by offset buttresses; c.1873 organ chamber and C19 buttresses to north side.
Nave has two 2-light geometrical-style windows and hood mould over chamfered
pointed-arched doorway to south and gabled north porch with cinquefoiled
lights and pointed arched doorway, all of c.1873. West tower of 3 stages
with angle buttresses having blank tracery to stone plinths; hood mould over
c.1873 west window; stair projection to north; 2-light cinquefoiled belfry
windows with perpendicular tracery; gargoyles to corners of flushwork parapet
with crocketed pinnacles. Interior: chancel has trefoil-headed piscina and
drop sedilia of c.1300 and remains of Easter Sepulchre with modern colouring
to fragmentary vaulting. C14 two-bay south arcade of 3 orders with hollow
chamfers set on octagonal piers with moulded capitals; C15 tower arch with
wave-moulded outer arch set on polygonal responds with embattled capitals.
Mid C19 and C15 corbels to mid C19 hammerbeam roof to chancel and waggon
roof with scissor braces and arch-braced principles to nave, all with C15
elements. Fittings: altar, reredos, litany desk and sanctuary provided as
memorial to Captain Whiteside, d.1916; pews, pulpit, lectern and west screen
of c.1873; C15 octagonal stone font. Memorial to Theophila Fleming, d.1743.
Royal Arms of George VI to north wall. Stained glass: C15 figures in east
window and C16-17 Flemish glass in south windows taken from Catton Hall,
Norwich, in 1952.

Listing NGR: TG1325434893

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