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Church of St Margaret

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lyng, Norfolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7188 / 52°43'7"N

Longitude: 1.0621 / 1°3'43"E

OS Eastings: 606906

OS Northings: 317855

OS Grid: TG069178

Mapcode National: GBR TCM.KBQ

Mapcode Global: WHLRT.9X0L

Entry Name: Church of St Margaret

Listing Date: 30 May 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1169125

English Heritage Legacy ID: 220735

Location: Lyng, Breckland, Norfolk, NR9

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland

Civil Parish: Lyng

Built-Up Area: Lyng

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Lyng St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

TG 01 NE LYNG

4/29 Church of St. Margaret.
30.5.60.
- II*

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and some brick
dressings. Slate and concrete tile roofs. West tower, aisleless nave with
south porch and chancel. C13 unbuttressed west tower with a 2-light Y-
traceried west window, one first floor lancet and 2-light Y-traceried bell-
openings. 2 string courses and a parapet with crocketted corner pinnacles.
6 restored 3-light Perpendicular nave windows with embattled transoms. C15
porch (formerly of 2 storeys) with diagonal buttresses. One 3-light traceried
upper south window and a pair of 2-light side windows. Unusual entrance
arch - 4 - centred in principle yet central section built with straight sides.
Low niche to east side of entrance. C18 Dutch gable in brick with an
exceptionally large pediment and dentil cornice. Chancel of 1912 with 3
2-light Y-traceried side windows and a 3-light east window in Decorated style.
Medieval 2-leaf south door with elaborate traceried panels and a quatrefoil
border. Moulded C15 tower arch on semi-circular responds. Exceptionally
wide nave with chancel off-set to south in relation to it. Chancel arch
partly medieval with polygonal responds. Early C13 octagonal font in Purbeck
marble with recessed arch decoration on bowl which is supported on 8 shafts
(2 original) and a central column. Doorway in south wall of nave former
entrance to parvis stair. Moulded 4-centred head with fine label stop
carvings.


Listing NGR: TG0690617855

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