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Church of St John

A Grade II* Listed Building in Waxham, Norwich, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.7784 / 52°46'42"N

Longitude: 1.6173 / 1°37'2"E

OS Eastings: 644057

OS Northings: 326227

OS Grid: TG440262

Mapcode National: GBR YMM.V04

Mapcode Global: WHMT0.TF9B

Plus Code: 9F43QJH8+9W

Entry Name: Church of St John

Listing Date: 16 April 1955

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1049359

English Heritage Legacy ID: 223679

Location: Sea Palling, North Norfolk, Norfolk, NR12

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: Sea Palling

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Sea Palling with Waxham

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

(west side)

3/44 Church of St. John

G.V. II*

Parish church. Nave C12 in origin, altered C13, remodelled C14 when chancel
built (chancel now ruined). C15 west tower. Bequests for construction of
south porch 1477 and 1485. Flint with ashlar dressings and slate roof. 3
stage tower supported on diagonal buttresses to ringing chamber. West window
blocked with brick. String course between ground and ringing chamber stages.
Square traceried ventilation panels to ringing chamber. Set-back belfry with
louvred windows. Flushwork parapet. Polygonal stair tower to south-east.
Gabled south porch with diagonal buttresses. Roll moulded outer arch within
square hood, the spandrels with tracery. Above is frieze of sheilds in
diamond panels. In gable a statuary niche. 2-light porch side windows are
C19. 3 2-light nave south windows. One buttress to east with brick repairs.
Flat eastern nave buttresses. North nave blank except for arched lancet to
west of rendered buttress and wave moulded north doorway. Blocked chancel
arch : double chamfered with polygonal responds. Priests' door in south
side. Interior. Tall blocked tower arch now with low doorway only. C14
octagonal font on ashlar plinth and circular brick base. Stem panels ogeed.
Encircled quatrefoils in bowl. Blocked north door. Simple C19 nave roof.
Banner staff locker in north wall and remains of round arched C12 window,
blocked. Also in north wall fine wall monument to Thomas Wodehouse, 1571.
Painted ashlar. Arcaded plinth. Tomb chest with recessed panels, each with
further alternately circular or diamond shaped receses. In there recesses
raised shields and emblems. Over tomb chest a depressed arch flanked by
fluted and reeded Corinthian engaged columns. Arcaded frieze and cornice.
Coffered soffit of arch.

Listing NGR: TG4405726227

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

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