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Church of St Nicholas

A Grade I Listed Building in Cranworth, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.5927 / 52°35'33"N

Longitude: 0.9342 / 0°56'3"E

OS Eastings: 598841

OS Northings: 303475

OS Grid: TF988034

Mapcode National: GBR SCP.H09

Mapcode Global: WHLSJ.B326

Entry Name: Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 30 May 1960

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1172093

English Heritage Legacy ID: 220810

Location: Cranworth, Breckland, Norfolk, NR9

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland

Civil Parish: Cranworth

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Woodrising St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

TF 90 SE
9/18 Church of St. Nicholas

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and some brick dress-
ings. Lead roofs. Ruined western tower; nave with south aisle and south
porch; chancel. Parts of the north and south walls of the west tower are
standing with a fragment of the western ashlar jamb of the south first floor
opening. C14 traceried circular window to west wall of south aisle. 3
traceried 3-light Perpendicular south windows beneath 4-centred arches with
carved head label stops. Similar blocked eastern south aisle window and
a single similar window to north. C14 moulded nave doorways with carved
head label stops. (North doorway blocked). Restored late-Medieval porch
with 2-light side windows and a 4-centred entrance arch. Late-Medieval south
door with moulded cover strips. Chancel with 2 Perpendicular 3-light
traceried windows. Priest's door to north, possibly leading to/from a former
vestry. C14 3-light east window of unusual design with a central cusped
mandorla forming a pair of subsidiary lozenge shaped cusped lights.
Interior. 3-bay C14 arcade with quatrefoil piers and wave-moulded arches.
Contemporary chancel arch with the inner order supported on carved head
corbels. Easternmost bay of south aisle is connected to the chancel by an
arch over a table tomb and by squints to either side. Restored late Medieval
roofs to nave and aisle; the nave roof has hammerbeams and the aisle roof
braces with traceried spandrels. Double piscinae in chancel with cusped
ogee heads and foiled spandrels. Triple sedilia under a single 4-centred
arch. Southwell monument to north side of chancel consisting of a 3-bay
colonnade of channelled Renaissance columns supporting a full entablature
and opening onto a tomb chest with the life-size effigy of
Sir Richard Southwell (died 1564) in alabaster. Arched recess above display-
ing family arms. Jacobean polygonal pulpit on single stem with a carved
lunette frieze and back-plate. Late-Medieval table-tomb with cusped lozenges
and blank shields. Holy water stoup beside doorway.

Listing NGR: TF9884103475

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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