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Church of St Nicholas

A Grade I Listed Building in Ashill, Norfolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6029 / 52°36'10"N

Longitude: 0.7808 / 0°46'50"E

OS Eastings: 588409

OS Northings: 304195

OS Grid: TF884041

Mapcode National: GBR R9Z.S7W

Mapcode Global: WHKR3.YTZY

Entry Name: Church of St Nicholas

Listing Date: 23 June 1960

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1342618

English Heritage Legacy ID: 220998

Location: Ashill, Breckland, Norfolk, IP25

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland

Civil Parish: Ashill

Built-Up Area: Ashill

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Ashill St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

ASHILL SWAFFHAM ROAD
TF 80 SE (north side)

Church of St.Nicholas
10/1
23:6:60

GV I

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and some brick
dressings. Slate and copper roofs. West tower; nave with south aisle and
south porch; chancel with vestry to north. Early C14 west tower with diagonal
buttresses. Ogee headed west door with 5 orders of mouldings. A 3-light
Decorated window above with reticulated motif of soufflet with dagger and
mouchettes. 3 single light cusped windows to second floor and 2-light cusped
Y-traceried bell-openings. Crenellated parapet. C15 2-storey porch with
diagonal buttresses of arrowhead section. Moulded entrance arch with a small
cusped niche and a 3-light window above. 2-light side windows. C19 south
doorway. Aisle with 5 3-light panel-traceried windows the 3 easternmost with
highly elaborate carved transoms. 6 2-light clearstorey windows with
mouchettes. North wall with a blocked early C14 doorway and 3 large 3-light
Perpendicular windows. Chancel with one 2-light cusped Y-traceried window,
an early C14 2-light Y-traceried window with pointed trefoils and a priest's
door to the south. Renovated 3-light east window in C14 style. Interior.
6-bay south arcade with a further narrow bay to the east. Octagonal piers
supporting arches of 2 plain-chamfered orders. Massive C14 tower arch with
filletted semicircular responds supporting a wave-moulded arch of 2 and 3
orders. Chancel arch of 2 hollow-chamfered orders supported on polygonal
responds. Simple arched piscina in south aisle. Chancel with angle piscina
of 2 trefoil arches and a colonnette. Scoinson arches to chancel windows:
on a pair of narrow shafts to the east. C19 arcading on east wall with inset
encaustic tiles. C19 chancel screen incorporating fragments of a Medieval
screen


Listing NGR: TF8840904195

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