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Church of St John

A Grade I Listed Building in Oxborough, Norfolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5829 / 52°34'58"N

Longitude: 0.5728 / 0°34'22"E

OS Eastings: 574410

OS Northings: 301449

OS Grid: TF744014

Mapcode National: GBR P7F.1N1

Mapcode Global: WHKR6.RBZR

Plus Code: 9F42HHMF+54

Entry Name: Church of St John

Listing Date: 23 June 1960

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1169766

English Heritage Legacy ID: 220936

Location: Oxborough, Breckland, Norfolk, PE33

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: Oxborough

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Oxborough St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Description

TF 7401 OXBOROUGH OXBOROUGH ROAD
(south east side)
13/33 Church of St.John
23.6.60

GV I

Parish church. Medieval and later. Bedingfeld chantry chapel founded in
1496. Flint with ashlar and some brick dressings. Ashlar facing to chantry
chapel. Lead roofs. North aisle with porch; base of north wall of west tower;
chancel with north vestry and chantry chapel to south; part of south aisle
wall. (The rest collapsed in 1948). North aisle with 3-light C14 west window
with mouchettes. Porch with moulded entrance and surviving moulded wall
plates. Doorway of 2 plain-chamfered orders with hood mould. 5 2-light panel-
traceried north windows anda 3-light east window in similar style. 6
surviving 2light late-Medieval clearstorey windows. South wall with 3
surviving 2-light late-Medieval windows. Chancel with 2 3-light panel-
-traceried north windows, a restored 5-light panel-traceried east window and
a similar 3-light south window. Moulded priest's doorway. Chantry chapel
with one partly blocked 3-light panel-traceried east window and 3 C16 3-light
windows without tracery beneath 4-centred arches. Westernmost bay of chantry
chapel in flint with a restored 3-light late-Medieval window. C15 sanctus
bellcote with badly weathered blind tracery. 6-bay north arcade of octagonal
piers supporting plain-chamfered arches of 2 orders. Late Medieval north
aisle roof with moulded principals and purlins and spandrel tracery. One
and a half bays of south arcade survive blocked with an to chantry
chapel. Interior. Chancel with blocked C16 arcade of 2 bays formerly opening
into chantry chapel. 4-centred arches and carved polygonal capitals.
Late-Medieval arch-braced roof. Piscina cum sedilia in clunch with miniature
rib vaulting and carved decoration including blind tracery and a frieze of
angels. Surviving traces of original paint. Bedingfeld Chantry Chapel.
Retains original arch-braced and roll-moulded roof with carved spandrels.
3 carved wall posts with seated figures beneath canopies. 2 celebrated early
C16 terra cotta tombs (A.P. Baggs "C16 Terra-Cotta Tombs in East Anglia".
Archaeological Journal, 125, 1968). 3 other marble monuments of high quality.


Listing NGR: TF7441001449

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