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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kelling, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.9323 / 52°55'56"N

Longitude: 1.1065 / 1°6'23"E

OS Eastings: 608877

OS Northings: 341729

OS Grid: TG088417

Mapcode National: GBR T95.4KC

Mapcode Global: WHLQV.ZK1C

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 4 October 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1373476

English Heritage Legacy ID: 224601

Location: Kelling, North Norfolk, Norfolk, NR25

County: Norfolk

District: North Norfolk

Civil Parish: Kelling

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Kelling St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


3/60 Church of St. Mary

Parish Church, medieval. Restored 1888 and 1960-1. Flint with brick and
stone dressings, lead roofs. West tower, nave, chancel, north porch, north
chapel and ruined south chapel. 3-stage tower of stone dressed flint,
embattled parapet of lozenge flush work, a gargoyle to each face; stepped
diagonal buttresses, Perpendicular 3-light west window with panel tracery,
voussoirs of alternate knapped flint and brick; small single cusphead lights
to 2nd stage, 2-light openings to bell stage, tracery lost. North nave and
chapel of uncoursed galletted whole and broken flints, partly renewed, stone
dressings, brick dentil cornice; 2 tall windows with tracery as west window
of tower, similar window renewed to north face of chapel, gable parapet and
pantiles to chapel. Low north porch of knapped flint, 4-centred porch arch
having stone corbels with shields; Heydon arms in stone above; north
doorway with plain chamfered jambs, hollow chamfer and wave moulding to arch,
hood mould. South nave of 4 bays, whole and broken flints brick dentil
cornice; 4 stepped buttresses, south doorway as north, but wider; 3 tall
windows with tracery and voussoirs as west window to tower, one opening to
ruined south chapel of part walls of flint; parapetted east gable of nave
renewed in brick. Chancel: south wall and southern part of east wall in
regular coursed flint and flint with brick, brick quoins, low stone string
course, 2-light Decorated windows to south with renewed heads, small C19
2-light window to east in larger brick blocked Perpendicular opening, lower
part rendered; north chancel in part rendered flint, renewed brick eaves
courses, blocked north door, re-inserted lancet window of 1960 with new stone
dressings. Interior: double framed roof renewed C19; Tall tower arch with
plain jambs, stone corbels with shields to inner chamfered arch; rendered
walls, unmoulded continuous chancel arch with keystone and internal
buttresses, blocked rood loft doorway to north having wide stair to rear
from north chapel; chancel floor raised, flat ceiling, C15 eastern sepulchre
to north having 4-centred arch under crocketted ogee arch, crocketted side
pinnacles, panel tracery above arch and below slab; polygonal C15 pedestal
with embattled moulding across north-east angle of chancel. Over north door
2 high blank semi-circular headed arches, one with projecting imposts, small
Royal achievement to Queen Anne altered by addition of GR/1797. C15 glass
fragments depicting female saints in south-east window of nave from 3 tracery
panels. Octagonal font, c.1500, inscribed round rim to the donors William
and Beatrice Kelling, the faces depict the Agnus Dei, the Trinity, the
Passion, the arms of England and the Prince of Wales, East Anglia, St. Paul
and St. Peter.

Listing NGR: TG0887741729

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

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