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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in North Tuddenham, Norfolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6753 / 52°40'30"N

Longitude: 1.0397 / 1°2'22"E

OS Eastings: 605596

OS Northings: 312954

OS Grid: TG055129

Mapcode National: GBR TD5.CN4

Mapcode Global: WHLS5.Y07W

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 30 May 1960

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1169192

English Heritage Legacy ID: 220742

Location: North Tuddenham, Breckland, Norfolk, NR20

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland

Civil Parish: North Tuddenham

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: North Tuddenham St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

TG 01 SE NORTH TUDDENHAM MATTISHALL LANE
(east side)

6/36 Church of St.Mary
30.5.60.
- I -

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and brick dressings.
Slate and pantile roofs. Western tower, exceptionally wide aisleless nave
with north porch and chancel. C14 west tower with chequer flushwork to
the diagonal buttresses. Moulded west doorway with a 3-light Perpendicular
window above. 2-light cusped Y-traceried 2nd storey west window. 2-light
bell-openings with ogees and cusped soufflets. Crenellated parapet with
fine flushwork and crocketted corner pinnacles. Buttressed nave with 6
3-light panel traceried Perpendicular windows. 2-storey porch with diagonal
buttresses. Ogee headed niche above the plainly moulded entrance and 4 2-
light Y-traceried side windows. Moulded north and south nave doorways.
Chancel with 4 3-light panel traceried side windows and a Victorian 5-light
east window in Perpendicular style. Parapets to nave and chancel with a
fleuron decorated cornice. Interior. Tower and chancel arches with poly-
gonal responds and plain chamfered arches, Nave piscina to south. The
lower parts of nave.and chancel walls are decorated with colourful Victorian
encaustic tiles. Victorian wall paintings. 2 monuments in chancel. Wall
monument to memory of Katherine Skippe (died 1629) in black and white marble.
Pair of Doric columns flanking inscription supported on pedestal and consoles
with a strapwork apron between. Achievement above with deeply carved
mantling and contained within an aedicule with a scrolled open pediment.
Flanking heraldic beasts. Tomb chest below, probably of Thomas Skippe,
with finely carved heraldry. Surviving C15 chancel screen dado with 8
surviving paintings of saints. 4 re-set late medieval painted dado panels
in tower screen of unknown provenance. High quality medieval glass in nave
windows, west window and lower side windows of porch. Decorative Victorian
roofs.


Listing NGR: TG0559612954

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