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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Whissonsett, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.7736 / 52°46'24"N

Longitude: 0.8437 / 0°50'37"E

OS Eastings: 591919

OS Northings: 323345

OS Grid: TF919233

Mapcode National: GBR R83.43W

Mapcode Global: WHKQC.XKX2

Plus Code: 9F42QRFV+CF

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 30 May 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1077436

English Heritage Legacy ID: 220510

Location: Whissonsett, Breckland, Norfolk, NR20

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland

Civil Parish: Whissonsett

Built-Up Area: Whissonsett

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Whissonsett St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


4/54 Church of St.Mary
- II*

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar dressings. Slate roofs.
West tower, aisleless nave with south porch and chancel with vestry and organ
outshut to north. Early C14 west tower with diagonal buttresses, 2-light
cusped Y-traceried bell openings and small foiled sound holes. Inserted C15
west window of 2 lights with embattled transom. C15 crenellated parapet with
corner finials, flushwork and blind traceried panels with shields. Nave with
C14 moulded north and south doors and 6 heavily restored 2-light windows in
Perpendicular style. Chancel C19 with east window in Geometric style, 2 Y-
traceried windows to south and one to north. South porch with corrugated
iron roof, C15 4-centred entrance with polygonal responds and 2 small cusped
windows. Some medieval ironwork in south door. Plain chamfered tower arch
of 3 orders. Pair of plain nave piscinas. Chancel arch probably C19 in Per-
pendicular style. 3 C19 stained glass windows in chancel. Re-set trefoil
piscina in chancel. C19 triple sedilia with cusped arches. Victorian foiled
chancel screen and pulpit in Decorated style. C15 octagcnal font with cross
plinth, panel traceried stem and quatrefoil bowl panels.

Listing NGR: TF9191923345

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

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