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Bell Tower of Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in West Walton, Norfolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6976 / 52°41'51"N

Longitude: 0.1758 / 0°10'32"E

OS Eastings: 547126

OS Northings: 313318

OS Grid: TF471133

Mapcode National: GBR M2P.WT1

Mapcode Global: WHJP9.NGXB

Entry Name: Bell Tower of Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 28 July 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1171875

English Heritage Legacy ID: 221858

Location: West Walton, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE14

County: Norfolk

District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Civil Parish: West Walton

Built-Up Area: West Walton

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: West Walton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

WEST WALTON SCHOOL ROAD
TF 41 SE
2/73 Bell Tower of Church
of St. Mary
G.V. I
Detached bell tower, c.1240-50, restored 1907, further major restoration
commenced 1985. Barnack stone. 3 stages, each elevation identical except
that north and south arches contain dog tooth, east and west plain. Pierced
on all sides to provide walkways with undercut moulded arches on piers with
circular responds and 2 orders shafts with moulded capitals and bases. Ground
floor with angle buttresses each with gabled arched niche. Stepped polygonal
buttresses continue to parapet terminating in crocketted finials. Second
stage with arched arcading continuous round buttressing and of 3 bays on
flanks of tower where wall plane recessed to provide external wall passage.
Centre bay with louvred light, blocked arched lights to right and left.
Belfry stage with 2 tiers of continuous arcading, the lower stage interrupted
by 2-light Plate tracery window : uncusped lights support spandrel pierced
by moulded circle : jambs with 4 orders of shafts, each with dog tooth between
and richly moulded and undercut arch. C15 parapet punched with hollow sided
diamond motifs within circles. Interior. Each corner pier with segmental-
headed doorway leading to conically vaulted room except that to south-east.
At south-east the door is blocked but leads to staircase. Occasional pointed
lancets mark staircase through storeys. Only floor joists remain to each
floor except to belfry stage, where bell frame intact. Interior elevation
reflects openings in exterior.


Listing NGR: TF4712613318

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