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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Binham, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.9203 / 52°55'13"N

Longitude: 0.9464 / 0°56'47"E

OS Eastings: 598179

OS Northings: 339942

OS Grid: TF981399

Mapcode National: GBR S7N.S4M

Mapcode Global: WHLQS.HVXL

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 6 March 1959

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1170780

English Heritage Legacy ID: 223325

Location: Binham, North Norfolk, Norfolk, NR21

County: Norfolk

District: North Norfolk

Civil Parish: Binham

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Binham St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

TF 9839 (north side)

20/22 Church of St Mary


G.V. I
Parish Church of St Mary. C12 Romanesque church with facade in two distinct
C13 styles of plate and bar tracery. Flint with stone dressing, lead roof.
Seven bays of nave of church of Benedictine Priory founded 1091 as a dependency
of St Albans, retained in use as parish church with 2 further nave bays, crossing
and East end now ruined. West front side to be of before 1244. Ground floor and
aisles with plate tracery, but nave window an example of bar tracery style of
Westminster Abbey. Tripartite nave and aisles facade, demolished behind the latter.
Large central four light window now bricked in, with bar tracery octofoil and
sexfoils. C16 bellcote. Nave of seven bays with the distinct Romanesque,
Transitional and EE phases traceable in internal elevations at arcade, gallery and
clerestory levels. Present east wall is built up on the monastic puplitum
dividing the two parts of the church. Simple hammerbeam arch-braced roof. C15
seven Sacrament font on stepped base. Dado only of C15 screen, figures of saints
visible through later stencilling. 2 stalls with misericorde, Open work tracery
backs to poppyhead benches. Arched, coved sedilia.

Listing NGR: TF9817939942

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