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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in North Pickenham, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.614 / 52°36'50"N

Longitude: 0.7595 / 0°45'34"E

OS Eastings: 586920

OS Northings: 305375

OS Grid: TF869053

Mapcode National: GBR R9Y.0TT

Mapcode Global: WHKR3.MKVF

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 23 June 1960

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1152224

English Heritage Legacy ID: 221037

Location: North Pickenham, Breckland, Norfolk, PE37

County: Norfolk

District: Breckland

Civil Parish: North Pickenham

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Pickenham South All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

TF 80 NE

Church of St Mary


Former parish church, now disused. Nave C11, west tower probably C14, chancel replaced with small altar chamber, post-medieval. Flint, partly rendered, with brick and limestone dressings. Pantiled nave roof; hipped slate roof over chancel. Square, unbuttressed west tower with restored west door in Perpendicular style with square head and spandrel panels. INTERIOR: includes wall paintings of c1090-C17 of exceptional interest. It also includes 2-light west window with cusped Y-tracery. North and south nave walls each contain small high level semicircular headed double splayed windows; north window has traces of painted decoration in reveal. North-east window with remains of tracery, probably C14. C14 tower arch with triple plain chamfer and polygonal piers. Blocked north and south doors. Angle piscina with petalled bowl at south-east corner of nave. Re-erected simple nave roof with 3 tie beams and 2 tiers of butt-purlins, post-medieval. Plain semicircular chancel arch flanked by irregular arched niches.

Listing NGR: TF8692005375

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

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