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Church of St Mary

A Grade II* Listed Building in Colkirk, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.8024 / 52°48'8"N

Longitude: 0.8436 / 0°50'36"E

OS Eastings: 591785

OS Northings: 326549

OS Grid: TF917265

Mapcode National: GBR R7Q.B2S

Mapcode Global: WHKQ5.XTWH

Plus Code: 9F42RR2V+XC

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 30 May 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1077464

English Heritage Legacy ID: 220469

Location: Colkirk, Breckland, Norfolk, NR21

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: Colkirk

Built-Up Area: Colkirk

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Colkirk with Oxwick with Pattesley St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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1/14 Church of St.Mary
- II*

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with some ferruginous conglomerate
and ashlar dressings. Slate roofs. Tower-porch to south, nave with north
aisle of 1871 and chancel. C14 tower-porch with diagonal buttresses to south
and single angle buttresses in line with nave wall. Massive porch entrance
of 3 orders moulded with hollow chamfers and filletted rolls on trilobe responds
with bell capitals. Carved head label stops. Moulded C14 south doorway.
Cusped Y-traceried bell-openings. Nave and chancel with 4 restored 2-light
Perpendicular windows to south. Similar 3-light west window with 4-centred
doorway below. North aisle with 3 similar re-set 2-light windows and one 3-
light replica. 3-light Perpendicular east window. Chancel arch with polygonal
responds. Cusped angle piscina in chancel. Font probably late Norman.
Circular bowl with 4 pairs of engaged shafts supported on 4 colonnettes with
cushion capitals and bases. Victorian 4-bay north arcade in C14/C15 style.
Wall tablet (from ruinous church of Oxwick) of 1663 to Samuell Smithe with
long and interesting inscription on slate bordered by veined alabaster with
a carved and painted achievement above surmounted by an open segmental pediment.
Some fragments of C15 stained glass in south east chancel window.

Listing NGR: TF9178526549

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