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Church of St Edmund

A Grade II* Listed Building in Caistor St. Edmund, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.5824 / 52°34'56"N

Longitude: 1.2934 / 1°17'36"E

OS Eastings: 623221

OS Northings: 303380

OS Grid: TG232033

Mapcode National: GBR VH0.3TP

Mapcode Global: WHMTT.VC34

Entry Name: Church of St Edmund

Listing Date: 26 November 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1373145

English Heritage Legacy ID: 226889

Location: Caistor St. Edmund, South Norfolk, Norfolk, NR14

County: Norfolk

District: South Norfolk

Civil Parish: Caistor St. Edmund

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Caistor St Edmund with Markshall

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


6/4 Church of St. Edmund

Parish church, early C14 and later. Uncoursed broken flint mainly rendered.
Stone and brick dressings, slate roof. West tower, nave and chancel in one
under two roofs separated by gable parapet, north porch. Unbuttressed tower
with some limestone and erratics; stone dressings and stone cap to plinth.
Short west window, part renewed, of 2 cusped ogee lights under larger multi-
cusped eye. Small brick-dressed lancet to north, west and south faces; east
face with line of former roof. Bell openings in brick of 2 uncusped lights
under a plain pointed arch, tracery lost to south; brick dressings to quoins
above bell openings, embattled parapet with brick and flint flushwork panels,
brick string course with two gargoyles to west. West nave with full height
wide shallow buttresses, that to south having Roman tiles to quoins. North
porch: single storeyed with gable parapet; flint with brick dressings;
continuous double hollow chamfered arch in brick formerly rendered, brick
hood mould, double chamfered rear arch; returns with basket headed openings
now blocked with brick; interior rendered; south doorway with continuous
double chamfered moulding, large figure stops to hood facing inwards of
crowned head to left and mitred head to right; stoup recess to right. North
nave: rendered to left with 4-centred Perpendicular opening of 3 cusped lights
with panel tracery and hollow chamfered mullions; 3 stepped buttresses, that
to centre nave with some brick dressings, those to west angle and to west
chancel with stone dressings. Chancel: rendered; roof at slightly lower
pitch than nave, gable cross; 2 stone dressed lancets north and south, those
to north with brick hoods; brick priest's door to centre north with double
chamfered jambs and 4-centred moulded arch; 3-light east window with renewed
tracery. South nave: rendered; 3 wide stepped buttresses in flint with some
Roman tiles, flint quoins with some brick; opening to right as to north nave;
south doorway of triple hollow chamfered arch in brick formerly rendered,
lower part blocked in brick, upper part glazed. Interior: roof of c1800
from reused old timbers, plastered, staggered purlins, small arch braces
to ridge, some irregular ties, nave rafters arch braced from wall posts.
C14 chancel arch with semi-circular responds, double hollow chamfered arch
with hood mould. Chancel with plain pointed piscina and larger plain pointed
recess to left, several C18 black Tournai marble ledger slabs including one
heraldic of 1708. South nave wall with blocked Cll lancet to centre and
blocked Cll doorway high to west, large wall painting of St. Christopher;
small wall painting of St. John to north of chancel arch. Early C15
octagonal font with evangelistic symbols to faces alternating with symbol
of Holy Trinity, arms of East Anglia, instruments of the Passion and arms
of Edward the Confessor (patron); bowl supported by eight angels; octagonal
stem with 4 seated lions, base with black letter inscription to Guild of
St. John the Baptist at Caister; octagonal base with quatrefoils to faces.
Shelly marble slab to centre nave with indent for monumental brass to a
civilian c1500. Canvas achievement to Queen Anne over tower arch. 23cm
yellow brick floor tiles. The church lies within the south-east angle of
the vallum of the Roman town of Venta/Icenorum.

Listing NGR: TG2322103380

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