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Church of St Mary the Virgin

A Grade II* Listed Building in Shouldham Thorpe, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.6444 / 52°38'39"N

Longitude: 0.4539 / 0°27'13"E

OS Eastings: 566117

OS Northings: 308009

OS Grid: TF661080

Mapcode National: GBR P6H.7KL

Mapcode Global: WHJPM.YS9M

Entry Name: Church of St Mary the Virgin

Listing Date: 8 July 1959

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1152535

English Heritage Legacy ID: 221344

Location: Shouldham Thorpe, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE33

County: Norfolk

District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Civil Parish: Shouldham Thorpe

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Shouldham Thorpe

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text


9/12 Church of St. Mary
8.7.59 The Virgin

- II*

Parish church. Early C12, rebuilt entirely 1858. Carstone with ashlar
quoins and slate roof. Nave and chancel. Norman west door relocated from
north when west tower fell 1732. 2 orders octagonal shafts with herringbone
or chevron decoration support scalloped cushion capitals and incised square
imposts. Multiple arch of zig-zag. 2-light west window above in Decorated
style. Double bell-cote at apex. 2 south nave windows also 1858 but in
chancel south 2 lancets of C13. 3-light east window. Vestry lean-to against
north chancel wall, one Decorated window to right and 2 north nave windows,
all C19. Interior. Nave roof of collars supported by arched braces to
wall posts on corbels. Collar spandrels with open-work trefoils. Barrel
braces to chancel roof. Lancets in chancel south wall have stilted rere-
arches. C15 octagonal font with tracery panels to bowl and stem. Wall
monument in nave to Jane, Anne and John Stouarde 1602 : stone and painted
plaster. Central panel with 3 kneeling figures flanked by Tuscan engaged
columns above inscription tablet. Moulded cornice below strapwork overthrow
containing painted coat of arms. 3 further arms right, left and at apex.
Wall tablet in chancel to Thomas Buttes 1600 : grey marble tablet with
inscription plate at bottom, coat of arms top right and to left incised
alabaster plaque depicting deceased kneeling before reading table in Flemish

Listing NGR: TF6611708009

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