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Church of St Margaret

A Grade II* Listed Building in Thorpe Market, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.869 / 52°52'8"N

Longitude: 1.3341 / 1°20'2"E

OS Eastings: 624496

OS Northings: 335381

OS Grid: TG244353

Mapcode National: GBR WDX.23Z

Mapcode Global: WHMSH.G4HV

Entry Name: Church of St Margaret

Listing Date: 4 October 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1049786

English Heritage Legacy ID: 224727

Location: Thorpe Market, North Norfolk, Norfolk, NR11

County: Norfolk

District: North Norfolk

Civil Parish: Thorpe Market

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Thorpe Market St Margaret

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


Church of St. Margaret

Parish church. 1796 by Wood. Flint and stone. Slate roof with oversailing
eaves on stone brackets. Rectangular in plan. West end has part-blind
Y-tracery window with Y glazing bars; blind lancets beside. Encircled quatre-
foil in gable now with bell and cover over it. Corner turrets of square
knapped flint with stone caps. South elevation of 5 bays with pinnacled
stone porches to the first and fifth bays; pointed archways; double leaved
doors to church, each leaf of 2 panels with pointed heads; to side-walls
of porches a blind lancet; flanking each porch a blind pointed niche. 3
Y-tracery windows with Y glazing bars. To north a gabled vestry with
rectangular window with leaded glazing; 2 gargoyles to the gable end and
4 quatrefoils enclosed in a lozenge all presumably from Medieval church;
lean-to. Eastern elevation as west without the bell. Interior. Slight
Gothick screens across nave and between nave and chancel having glazed panels
and iron lattice infill. Screen across nave records the rebuilding of the
church by Lord Suffield 'at his own expense'. Royal arms of George III on
the reverse. Coved ceiling with ribs and rose bosses; angel head corbels.
Fine marble memorial to Sir Thomas Rant d.1671 with Ionic columns supporting
broken pediment with achievement on brackets; drapery to apron. Similar
tomb to Elizabeth Rant d.1697. Tomb to 2 infants by C. Regnard erected in
1796 by Lord Suffield having obelisk with cherub and urn; panel with shells
to corners; foliage to apron. Tomb to Robert Britiffe d.l749 with shouldered
and eared panel; swan pediment with achievement; cherubs to apron. C14
octagonal font with attached shafts supporting bowl having tracery with

Listing NGR: TG2449635381

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