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Church of St Andrew

A Grade II* Listed Building in Blickling, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.8096 / 52°48'34"N

Longitude: 1.2312 / 1°13'52"E

OS Eastings: 617873

OS Northings: 328455

OS Grid: TG178284

Mapcode National: GBR VD1.S48

Mapcode Global: WHLRH.WMGY

Plus Code: 9F43R65J+RF

Entry Name: Church of St Andrew

Listing Date: 10 May 1961

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1171857

English Heritage Legacy ID: 228672

Location: Blickling, Broadland, Norfolk, NR11

County: Norfolk

District: Broadland

Civil Parish: Blickling

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Blickling

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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4/13 Church of St. Andrew


Parish church. Medieval with extensive C19 remodelling. Flint with limestone
dressings. Lead roofs. West tower, nave, chancel, south aisle, south porch,
north aisle, north-east chapel. Square west tower by G.E. Street, 1876: angle-
buttresses to west, north and south aisles flank tower base. Tall lancet
west window, lancets at bell stage and 3-light bell openings with cusped Y-
tracery. Coped parapet on corbel-table. C19 south porch by Street, diagonal
gable buttresses with flushwork in cusped niches. Coped and parapeted south
gable with ashlar and flushwork decoration. 2-light east and west windows.
South doorway set in flushwork: C13 with engaged shafts and pointed arch with
keeled roll-moulding. 4-bay nave clerestorey with 2-light cusped Y-tracery
windows. Nave and chancel fenestration all C19 Perpendicular, with bays
divided by staged buttresses with flushwork panels. 5-light east window by
William Butterfield, 1851. Plain north doorway with hoodmould on headstops,
early C14; plain continuous chamfer and wave moulding to arch. Interior:
C15 nave roof, much repaired and renewed: arch-braced rafters, alternate bays
on wallposts and head corbels. Tower arch with double hollow-chamfer and
polygonal responds. Circular quatrefoil opening above arch; 2-light C19
plate tracery window above. C15 north and south arcades, four bays, piers
with four shafts and continuous wave and hollow-chamfer mouldings. Aisle
roofs C15 with roll-moulded and arch-braced principals with traceried
spandrels; wallposts on head corbels. Chapels in eastern bays of aisles.
The south chapel has C20 linenfold dado panelling; piscina in south-east
corner with petalled bowl and hollow-chamfered arch. Angle-piscina in south-
east corner of chancel with traceried and crocketted ogee heads on carved
headstops. In the north-east corner an elaborate C19 memorial niche to the
7th Marquis of Lothian (d.1841): ogee arched recess, crocketted, cusped and
subcusped; fleurons around arch. Chancel contains good wall monuments,
notably to Elizabeth Gurdon (d.1582) a semicircular niche with leaf spandrels
and modillion cornice on Ionic colonnettes containing a kneeling figure;
James Hobart (d.1670) - Ionic pilasters flanking tablet with skulls on base.
C17 and C18 slabs in chancel floor. In the south aisle a C16 tomb chest
to Sir Edward Clere with sixteen shields in arched recesses. Wall monument
to Margaret Graile (d.1723). Many good C14 and C15 brasses including a
large figure of Sir Nicholas Dagworth (d.1401), bust of James de Holveston
(d.1378) and Roger and Cecily Felthorp 1454 (portrayed with their 16 children).
In the nave, a large chest tomb with recumbent figure and attendant angels
at head and foot to William Schomberg Robert, 8th Earl of Lothian (d.1870),
by G.F. Watts 1878. Adjacent to south door a white marble relief by A.G.
Walker to Constance, widow of 8th Marquess (d,1901). C17 pulpit on coved
pedestal, hexagonal. Octagonal C15 font with lions in panels around bowl,
angel-corbels below bowl and four lions around stem. Open ogee cover with

Listing NGR: TG1787328455

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