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Church of St Maragret

A Grade I Listed Building in Little Dunham, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.6824 / 52°40'56"N

Longitude: 0.7554 / 0°45'19"E

OS Eastings: 586356

OS Northings: 312970

OS Grid: TF863129

Mapcode National: GBR R8Y.ZRG

Mapcode Global: WHKQQ.KVY0

Entry Name: Church of St Maragret

Listing Date: 30 May 1960

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1342499

English Heritage Legacy ID: 220440

Location: Little Dunham, Breckland, Norfolk, PE32

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland

Civil Parish: Little Dunham

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Dunham Little St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

(north side)

6/39 Church of St.Margaret

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint, partly rendered, with ashlar
dressings. Black pantile and slate roofs. West tower, nave with north
aisle and south porch and chancel. Perpendicular tower with diagonal
western buttresses and flat stair turret projection to south. Moulded
west doorway with carved head label stops. 3-light Perpendicular window
above, quatrefoil soundholes, 2-light cusped bell-openings and a plain
parapet. C13 south door with dying arch mouldings and one order of
colonnettes with bell capitals, crowned head label stops and female head
in quatrefoil above doorway. 3 C13 lancets to south wall of nave and
chancel, one 2-light Perpendicular window with embattled transom and
similar Victorian replica. 3 partially restored 2-light curvilinear C14
north aisle windows with one double lancet to west and a triple lancet
(probably re-set) to east. North aisle formerly ran alongside chancel
leaving 2 blocked arches and a simple piscina. Victorian Geometric east
window. C13 3-bay nave arcade and former 3-bay chancel arcade now reduced
to one bay. Fine quadrilobe piers with bell capitals and arches of 2
hollow chamfered orders. Carved corbel of human head with horns flanked
by foliage forms westernmost chancel arcade support. Chancel arch does
not survive. C15 tower arch with facetted responds and capitals. Simple
nave piscina and a C13 angle piscina-cum-sedilia in chancel with a bell
capital on colonnette and a shaped arm rest. Remains of Medieval decor-
ative paintwork on arches of 2 blocked bays of chancel north arcade.
Group value with Old Rectory.

Listing NGR: TF8635612970

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