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Church of St Michael at Plea

A Grade I Listed Building in Norwich, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.6305 / 52°37'49"N

Longitude: 1.2973 / 1°17'50"E

OS Eastings: 623235

OS Northings: 308743

OS Grid: TG232087

Mapcode National: GBR W9K.ZT

Mapcode Global: WHMTM.W4XQ

Entry Name: Church of St Michael at Plea

Listing Date: 26 February 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1051880

English Heritage Legacy ID: 229450

Location: Norwich, Norfolk, NR2

County: Norfolk

District: Norwich

Town: Norwich

Electoral Ward/Division: Thorpe Hamlet

Built-Up Area: Norwich

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Norwich St George, Tombland

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

(east side)
26.2.54. Church of St. Michael-
Former parish church now redundant. C15 flint with stone and brick
dressings. Lead roofs. West tower, nave and chancel. North and south
transepts, south chancel chapel. South porch. 3 stage tower with diagonal
buttresses. 3-light C19 Perpendicular west window with pointed arch. 2-
light belfry window. Square sound hole on east face. 1827 clockface on
south. Crenellated parapet with corner pinnacles. 4 bay nave. Stone
quatrefoil plinth band. 4 3-light Perpendicular windows with 2-centre
arches. 2 storeyed south porch:- outer doorway with attached shafts and
2-centre arch with dripmould. Badly worn spandrels, the left-hand one
showing St. Michael with the dragon. Statue niches each side of the door
with ogee heads and finial. Flushwork band above doorway. 3 first-floor
openings with square heads beneath continuous dripmould. The 2 outer
windows with cusped ogee tracery and the central statue niche with a C19
statue. C20 parapet. Good carved timber door to church with an outer
border of quatrefoils and 4 inner panels with complex blind tracery.
South transept and chancel chapel continuous with 3 and 4-light Perpendicular
windows. The south and east walls of the chapel are rendered. East wall of
chancel rendered with 3-light Perpendicular window. Arch-braced roof to
nave with longitudinal braces and angels at ridge-level. Corner wall monu-
ment with an inscription to Jaques de Hern on the left panel and incised
family group on right panel.

Listing NGR: TG2323508742

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