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Church of St Mary Magdalene

A Grade I Listed Building in Beetley, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.7284 / 52°43'42"N

Longitude: 0.9219 / 0°55'18"E

OS Eastings: 597394

OS Northings: 318535

OS Grid: TF973185

Mapcode National: GBR S9X.ZVP

Mapcode Global: WHLRR.4P75

Entry Name: Church of St Mary Magdalene

Listing Date: 30 May 1960

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1077362

English Heritage Legacy ID: 220748

Location: Beetley, Breckland, Norfolk, NR20

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland

Civil Parish: Beetley

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Beetley with East Bilney

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

(east side)

3/1 Church of St.Mary
30/5/60 Magdalene

- I

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and some brick dress-
ings. Corrugated tile roofs. West tower; aisleless nave with south porch
and former north aisle; chancel. C14 west tower with diagonal buttresses.
C15 or C16.inserted west door of 2 deep orders with 4-centred arch and
colonnettes with facetted capitals. Fine 3-light west window in Decorated
style with 3 mouchette and dagger soufflets. 2-light cusped Y-traceried bell-
openings and crenellated parapet. Nave south wall with 3 Decorated 2-light
windows with mouchettes and daggers. North wall largely C18 with 3 3-light
wooden Y-traceried windows filling former arcade openings. Chancel with
moulded priest's doorway and 2 2-light Decorated windows with mouchettes and
daggers to south. One identical window to north and a dripstone to former
vestry. Fine 3-light east window with 4 radiating daggers. Interior. C14
3-bay north arcade with internal shafts only of quatrefoil piers visible.
Contemporary chancel arch of 2 wave-moulded orders on 3-shaft responds with
facetted capitals and intermediate filletted rolls. Wave-moulded tower-arch
on half-shafts. Rood stair doorway to north. Fine C14 chancel piscina with
cusped ogee arch and crocketted hood mould. Truncated horizontal cornice
and moulded responds of former sedilia. C14 octagonal font with cusped panels
and shields. Jacobean font cover with turned central baluster shaft and 4
cupola struts. C17 western screen with baluster shafts and carved arches.

Listing NGR: TF9739418535

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

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