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Church of All Saints

A Grade I Listed Building in Litcham, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.7236 / 52°43'24"N

Longitude: 0.7928 / 0°47'34"E

OS Eastings: 588704

OS Northings: 317651

OS Grid: TF887176

Mapcode National: GBR R8M.97X

Mapcode Global: WHKQK.4SSX

Plus Code: 9F42PQFV+C4

Entry Name: Church of All Saints

Listing Date: 30 May 1960

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1169244

English Heritage Legacy ID: 220426

Location: Litcham, Breckland, Norfolk, PE32

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: Litcham

Built-Up Area: Litcham

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Litcham with Kempston

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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(east side)
30.5.60 Church of All Saints

Parish church. Consecration date of 1412. West tower of 1669 by
Matthew Halcott according to datestone. Partly rendered flint with stone
and clunch dressings. Brick tower and slate and lead roofs. West tower,
aisled nave of 4 bays and chancel. West tower of 3 storeys with buttresses
to west and to eastern ends of north and south faces. Stone quoins and
platbands. 3-light Y-traceried west window and 2-light Y-traceried bell-
openings. Crenellated parapet with obelisk pinnacles at angles. Per-
pendicular aisle windows of 3 lights with crossed heads to laternal lights
in the distinctive manner of the church of St. Nicholas, King's Lynn.
3-light Y-traceried window on west wall of nave, now obscured by tower.
Y-traceried fenestration in chancel - probably post-Medieval. No clear-
story. Nave arcades with narrow lozenge shaped piers with single facetted
shafts supporting inner orders of arches with outer orders dying into
piers. One octagonal pier possibly a survival from earlier church. Wave
moulded and hollow chamfered arches with hood-moulds on bearded head
label stops. C15 screen with 22 original painted dado panels and restored
tracery. C15 hexagonal pulpit supported on single shaft. Blind traceried
panels with carved spandrels and an C18 staIR with turned balusters and
fluted newels. Aisle roofs with some original arch braced principal
rafters. Very fine C14 chest with blind tracery. Cl7 communion railings.
Pair of Medieval misericord seats. Box pews. Fragments of Medieval glass
in easternmost north aisle window. Poor box beside entrance probably
C17. Late medieval octagonal font.

Listing NGR: TF8870417651

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