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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Gissing, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.4235 / 52°25'24"N

Longitude: 1.1551 / 1°9'18"E

OS Eastings: 614627

OS Northings: 285296

OS Grid: TM146852

Mapcode National: GBR THF.4VJ

Mapcode Global: VHL91.ZB1Z

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 7 December 1959

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1152891

English Heritage Legacy ID: 225431

Location: Gissing, South Norfolk, Norfolk, IP22

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: Gissing

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Gissing St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

Church of St Mary
TM 18 NW 13/1 7.12.59


From probably late C11. Flint with stone dressings, and tiled roofs. Round
west tower, probably late C11 (probably not earlier) with Norman two-light
round-headed bell-openings with dividing shaft and scallop capital, circular
windows (probably not Saxon), and small two-light round-headed west window
with incised zigzag surround. Tall tower arch with zigzag carving in arch
and plain inposts. Nave probably late C11 with Norman south doorway with
zigzag in arch and one order of shafts with scallop capitals. One Decorated
nave window. Chancel with north and south chapels of early C13 with Y-tracery
windows. Remaining windows Perpendicular. Two-storeyed C15 north porch
with flushwork panelling, diagonal buttresses, fleurons in arch and flanking
niches. Interior: C15 double-hammerbeam nave roof. Two single-chamfered
arches between chancel and south chapel with octagonal pier, north chapel
probably originally had similar but now single arch. C15 north chapel roof.
Some C15 bench ends, remainder C19. C15 octagonal font. Early C17 screen
to north chapel. Monuments: tablets to Kemp family of 1614, 1710, 1734
and 1815.

Listing NGR: TM1462785296

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

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