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Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade II* Listed Building in Downham Market, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.604 / 52°36'14"N

Longitude: 0.4076 / 0°24'27"E

OS Eastings: 563140

OS Northings: 303409

OS Grid: TF631034

Mapcode National: GBR N5H.MX8

Mapcode Global: WHJPT.7TC3

Plus Code: 9F42JC35+H3

Entry Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 9 July 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1077855

English Heritage Legacy ID: 221463

Location: Ryston, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE38

County: Norfolk

District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Civil Parish: Ryston

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Bexwell St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

TF 60 SW

Church of St. Mary The Virgin



Parish church. Early C12 west tower, nave and continuous chancel, altered
C14 and C15, restored 1874: Carstone with ashlar dressings and slate roof.
4 stage circular tower with late C14 octagonal belfry. 2-light Perpendicular
west window under basket arch. Round-headed ringing chamber door and ring
of blocked ashlar lancets above. Belfry above string course with 2-light
Perpendicular windows and battlements. Gabled south porch with diagonal
buttresses and 2-light Perpendicular side windows. 4-centred arch below pointed
relieving arch of brick. Hood mould over inner south door on head stops.
Holy water stoup to right and C15 statuary niche above apex with finial and
incised vaulting. Nave pierced with one pointed C12 lancet north and south
and additional smaller north lancet. Flat buttresses to nave and chancel and
angle to east. One 2-light cusped Y window north and south and one 3-light
C19 Perpendicular windows to east. East window is group of 3 lancets of 1874.
North nave has large stepped late C18 brick buttress. Interior. Tall round-
headed tower arch on square imposts. C12 lancets deeply splayed. C19 screen
at west end of nave. Stepped sedilia in chancel with cinquefoiled piscina,
the head of which is adapted to form aumbry. C19 king post roof.

Listing NGR: TF6314003409

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

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