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Church of St Ethelbert

A Grade II* Listed Building in Alby with Thwaite, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.855 / 52°51'17"N

Longitude: 1.2702 / 1°16'12"E

OS Eastings: 620267

OS Northings: 333618

OS Grid: TG202336

Mapcode National: GBR VCP.3XJ

Mapcode Global: WHMSG.HH2N

Entry Name: Church of St Ethelbert

Listing Date: 4 October 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1049885

English Heritage Legacy ID: 224449

Location: Alby with Thwaite, North Norfolk, Norfolk, NR11

County: Norfolk

District: North Norfolk

Civil Parish: Alby with Thwaite

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Alby

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


6/1 Church of
4:10:60 St.Ethelbert.


Parish church. Medieval. Flint with stone and brick dressings. Pantile
roof. West tower, nave, south porch, chancel, vestry. Embattled tower
of 2 stages with diagonal buttresses to west; west window of 3 lights with
cusped intersecting tracery; square traceried ringing chamber openings;
2-light cusped ogee headed bell-openings; plain parapet; external stair-
turret to north-east. Buttressed nave of 3 bays with masonry cross to
first southern bay; 2 2-light cusped Y-tracery windows to south of early
C14; 1 similar to north; north door, now blocked, with hood mould and 1
square-headed late medieval 2-light window. Clerestorey wall set back
just above nave windows to north and south but no evidence of aisles in
wall below. Nave buttresses have C16 brick quoins. Small remnant of
buttress to second nave bay on north. Clerestorey windows of 2 lights,
cusped. Chancel of 2 bays with diagonal buttresses; to south 2 2-light
windows, one of early C14 with cusped Y-tracery, one Perpendicular;
priest's door to south. C19 vestry to north. C19 east window of 3 lights
with cusped intersecting tracery. Unbuttressed south porch with cusped
single-light windows to east and west under hood moulds; doorway with
attached shafts, polygonal abaci and outer order of continuous moulding;
hood mould. Porch roof arch-braced. Nave doorway has hood mould with
figure stops. Interior. Arch-braced roof with plain ashlaring. Rood
stair. Tall, narrow opening to tower with attached shafts. Polygonal
shafts to chancel arch. C19 chancel roof. Some C15 poppy-head bench-ends.
C15 octagonal font with shields on bowl.

Listing NGR: TG2026733618

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