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Church of the Sacred Heart

A Grade II Listed Building in North Walsham, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.8196 / 52°49'10"N

Longitude: 1.3851 / 1°23'6"E

OS Eastings: 628189

OS Northings: 330047

OS Grid: TG281300

Mapcode National: GBR WFK.904

Mapcode Global: WHMSQ.7DT7

Plus Code: 9F43R99P+V2

Entry Name: Church of the Sacred Heart

Listing Date: 16 April 2003

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096061

English Heritage Legacy ID: 490027

Location: North Walsham, North Norfolk, Norfolk, NR28

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: North Walsham

Built-Up Area: North Walsham

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Walsham North St Nicholas

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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647/0/10002 KING'S ARMS STREET
16-APR-03 Church of The Sacred Heart


Church. 1934-5 by E. Bower Norris. Red brick laid in Flemish bond; flat lead roofs. Nave, aisles, chancel and south-west porch-tower. Scandinavian Art Deco style.
EXTERIOR: west front with slightly projecting centre section with rectangular stone doorcase. Recessed double-leaf single-panel doors. Centre section projects above parapet line and contains 3 tall lancets fitted with metal casements, the centre one rising higher. Each light flanked by triangular brick fillets which rise to parapet and drop through apron to lintel of doorcase. One single-light metal casement right and left of doorcase.
Aisle west ends terminate in single-storey square extensions lit through one metal lancet to each exposed face. That to south developed as base of porch-tower, with a triple-rebated square-headed doorway to south containing single-panel door. Each face of tower with 2 square brick fillets rising to stepped parapet and enclosing 2 tiers of metal lancets. Parapet with 3 set-offs, the second one with 3 tall narrow recesses. Stone parapet with one raised panel to each face.
Aisles lit through 3 sets of triple lancets containing metal casements, framed by triangular brick fillets rising from plinth course to parapet. 3 cast-iron water hoppers and downpipes to aisles and blind clerestory deployed as part of design.
Chancel with one triple lancet to north and south. Blind east end.
Single-storey vestry rooms attached to north of chancel, embracing east end of north nave aisle.
INTERIOR: narrow west narthex separated from nave by west screen. Round-headed arches to north and south into aisle extensions. Nave without division of aisles, which are marked by lower ceiling height. Round-arched doorways at west end of aisles fitted with double doors. Flat nave and chancel ceiling with plastered and painted rolled steel joists. Arched entrances to chapels at east end of aisles. Stilted triangular-headed openings from chancel chapels to chancel, fitted with wrought-iron grilles. Round-headed recess in chancel east wall.
Plain octagonal font. Glazed west screen consists of 4 sections either side of double panelled doors. Panelled screen dado and panelled cornice. Each of the 8 glazed sections with Art Deco glass, stained in pale colours and with geometric motifs in leading and glazing patterns. Similar Art Deco glazing to aisle windows. Wrought-iron altar rails with timber top rail. Plaster Stations of the Cross.
A fine quality and little-altered church of the period which has very carefully designed external detailing and good fittings including characteristic stained glass.

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