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Church of St Withburga

A Grade II* Listed Building in Holkham, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.9572 / 52°57'25"N

Longitude: 0.7945 / 0°47'40"E

OS Eastings: 587804

OS Northings: 343631

OS Grid: TF878436

Mapcode National: GBR R5Q.PNY

Mapcode Global: WHKPD.5XKV

Entry Name: Church of St Withburga

Listing Date: 6 March 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1171134

English Heritage Legacy ID: 223355

Location: Holkham, North Norfolk, Norfolk, NR23

County: Norfolk

District: North Norfolk

Civil Parish: Holkham

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Holkham St Withburga

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text



5/40 Church of St Withburga

6.3.59 II*

Parish Church: the dedication is said to be unique. C13 tower on S side, western
part of S aisle, but entire building extensively rebuilt in 1767 and in 1868-9
by James K Colling. Flint with limestone dressings. Plain tiled roofs to nave
and chancel. Flushwork panels in parapets of tower, charnel and aisles. Tower
with set-back buttresses up to first stage. Two early C13 lancet windows, bell
openings with 'Y' tracery, probably rebuilt in C19 works. C19 south door in tower
with double opening and quatrefoiled spandrel. Embattled parapet With corner
pinnacles. C13 W window in S aisle and C14 two light window in S aisle. Perp.
N and S chancel aisle window: c19 W window of 3 lights with Decorated door below,
C19 east window of 5 lights, and all other windows date from C19 restoration.

Interior: 4 bay arcades, octagonal piers probably late C14, quatrefoil piers to
2 easternmost bays. Chapel with parclose screen at E end of N aisle. Roofs
C19 arch-braced collars with short wall posts on corbels. Coffin lids C11 set
in floor at W end of nave. Two early C17 monuments by Nicholas Stone and
Robert Pook: Miles Armiger, 1639 with good kneeling alabaster figure on S well
of S chapel; John and Muriel Cook and their family with three pairs of kneeling
figures, on E wall of S chapel. Fine alabaster reclining ligate on tomb chest
by Boehm to Juliana, Countess of Leicester, d.1870.

Listing NGR: TF8780443631

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