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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Fransham, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.6749 / 52°40'29"N

Longitude: 0.8119 / 0°48'42"E

OS Eastings: 590207

OS Northings: 312283

OS Grid: TF902122

Mapcode National: GBR R97.83T

Mapcode Global: WHKQY.F1W6

Plus Code: 9F42MRF6+WQ

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 30 May 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1152560

English Heritage Legacy ID: 220483

Location: Fransham, Breckland, Norfolk, NR19

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: Fransham

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Fransham Little St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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10/28 Church of St.Mary
- I

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar dressings, some brick
and slate roofs. Former west tower, aisleless nave with south porch and
chancel. Early C14 nave with 4 (formerly 5) 2-light cusped Y-traceried windows.
West wall dated 1583 (datestone at peak of gable) with a 4-light square-headed
window with hollow chamfered mullions and transom and hood mould with star
label stops. C14 moulded nave doors(blocked to north). C14 chancel with
2 2-light north windows with pairs of mouchettes and single daggers. 3-light
east window with similar motifs within 3 soufflets. 2 2-light south windows
with similar motifs within single soufflets. C14 priest's door. C15 porch
with later brick parvis dated 1743 by tie ends. Diagonal buttresses, flushwork
plinth, moulded entrance and 2 square headed traceried windows. Nave has fine
9 bay hammerbeam roof with roll moulded wall plates and butt purlins, wall
braces and spandrel tracery. C15 chancel arch with 3-shaft responds and 2
shallow moulded orders. C17 5-bay chancel roof with ashlaring, butt-purlins,
collars and wind bracing. Trilobe piscina with C17 panelled and fluted wooden
sedile beside it. Some restored C15 benches with poppy heads, arm rest figures
and pierced traceried backs. Square font of circa 1200 on 4 columns (one
octagonal) with cushion capitals. Bowl with semicircular headed, 2-centred
and trilobe arcading on 3 sides and a mandorla with foliage carving flanked
by rosettes on fourth side.

Listing NGR: TF9020712283

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