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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1169192
English Heritage Legacy ID: 220742
Location: North Tuddenham, Breckland, Norfolk, NR20
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
TG 01 SE NORTH TUDDENHAM MATTISHALL LANE
6/36 Church of St.Mary
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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
Listing NGR: TG0559612954
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