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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Haddiscoe, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.5153 / 52°30'55"N

Longitude: 1.5937 / 1°35'37"E

OS Eastings: 643931

OS Northings: 296897

OS Grid: TM439968

Mapcode National: GBR YSJ.7RK

Mapcode Global: VHM6C.K1XL

Plus Code: 9F43GH8V+4F

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 5 September 1960

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1169126

English Heritage Legacy ID: 227015

Location: Haddiscoe, South Norfolk, Norfolk, NR14

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: Haddiscoe

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Haddiscoe St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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7/13 Church of St. Mary
- I

Parish church. C11 with C13 and C15 remodelling. Flint with limestone and
red brick dressings. Lead roofs over nave, aisle and porch; chancel slated.
West tower, nave, north aisle, south porch, chancel. Round west tower,
probably late C11, divided into stages by three stone bands. Round-headed
west window, and round-headed lancets at cardinal points in lower stages.
The bell stage has 2-light openings with triangular heads and restored central
shafts with scallop capitals; billet moulded surrounds. Above, a corbel table
surmounted by a C15 embattled parapet of flushwork chequering. C15 south
porch with angle buttresses to gable. Knapped flint with flushwork around
arch. Ogee-headed niche under square hood mould above arch. Blocked west
window; east window of two lights with cusped heads. Arch-braced porch roof
with wallposts on head corbels (two corbels missing on west side). Very fine
and elaborate south doorway with shafts with decorated scallop capitals and
roll, scallop, zigzag and chip mouldings to arch. Good early ironwork on
south door. Above the door a seated figure in a semi-circular headed niche
with decorated engaged shafts and roll-moulded and decorated arch. South
nave and chancel windows all much renewed; 2-light Perpendicular tracery
under segmental pointed arches with stilted drip moulds; staged buttresses
divide bays. South-west bay of chancel has blocked red brick arched opening
below window and two blocked circular windows. Plain-chamfered priests door
opening east of window. Diagonal buttresses to east wall, gable parapet with
cross-finial. C19 4-light Geometrical east window, the cill level raised
in red brick. North-west bay of chancel has C15 2-light window flanked by
blocked circular openings. 3-light east window to aisle with square head
and drip mould. Four-bay north clerestorey of C14 quatrefoil lights with
red brick arches. North aisle has two 2-light C13 'Y' tracery windows and,
at the north-west corner, a fine north doorway with billet hood mould and
shaft, scallop and roll-moulded arches; shafts now gone. 3-light intersected
window to west wall of aisle. Interior: north arcade of five bays: the arches
of bays 1, 3 and 5 have a triple chamfer with no imposts, bays 2 and 4 have
plain arches with imposts, possibly C12. Two small niches in the western
face of the western arch. Arch-braced nave and chancel roofs; nave has wall-
posts on corbel heads. Good aisle roof of arch-braced principals on wall-
posts and corbels; some head-corbels. Tall, narrow tower arch with plain
imposts, semi-circular headed doorway above. Chancel arch early C14, quadrant
moulded with half-shafts. C14 double piscina in south-east corner of chancel.
In the north-east corner, a wall monument to C.Ashby, rector of Haddiscoe
(d.1671). Head corbels for lenten veil in mid north and south walls. C17
memorial slabs set in nave floor. Octagonal font, C15, possibly re-cut, with
angels and the signs of the Evangelists around the bowl and four lions around
the stem. Fragments of wall paintings: a C14 St. Christopher on the north
wall of nave, with half a painted consecration cross. Fragments of a black-
letter inscription on south wall of nave.

Listing NGR: TM4393196897

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