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Church of St Faith

A Grade II* Listed Building in King's Lynn, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.7564 / 52°45'23"N

Longitude: 0.4231 / 0°25'23"E

OS Eastings: 563615

OS Northings: 320396

OS Grid: TF636203

Mapcode National: GBR N3R.5S1

Mapcode Global: WHJP1.GZP8

Entry Name: Church of St Faith

Listing Date: 1 December 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1195311

English Heritage Legacy ID: 384107

Location: King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE30

County: Norfolk

District: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Town: King's Lynn and West Norfolk

Electoral Ward/Division: Gaywood Chase

Built-Up Area: King's Lynn

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

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Listing Text


610-1/1/282 (South side)
01/12/51 Church of St Faith


Parish church. Norman origins, west tower c1370, when
remainder rebuilt, transepts reworked late C16. Chancel
re-roofed 1909, transepts restored, vestry and south chancel
chapel added, by WD Caroe. 1923-26 nave rebuilt and aisles
added. South-west nave chapel 1989.
Brick with ashlar dressings. Plain tiled roofs.
3-stage west tower, with diagonal stepped buttresses.
Y-tracery west window. Slit lights to ringing chamber and
cusped 2-light belfry windows. Crenellated parapet. Stair
turret to south-east. North porch rebuilt in stone 1923-26
re-using Norman arch. One order of shafts with scalloped
capitals. Inner arch with incised beakhead decoration, outer
with chevron. Nailhead in hood mould. Inner doorway with
double wave mouldings. Two 3-light panel tracery aisle
windows. Gabled aisle roofs. Gabled transepts now engaged by
aisles, with kneelers and 2-light Y-tracery north and south
windows, the latter cusped and C14.
North chancel with large vestry. South chancel with 1909
red-brick chapel terminating to east in a concave gable above
a round-headed window with square hood. Remainder of chancel
rendered. 2-light cusped C14 Y-tracery south window. 3-light
reticulated east window, also cusped.
INTERIOR. 4-bay arcade of 1923-26: lozenge piers and 4-centred
arches. Barrel-vaulted timber nave roof. Chancel roof with
arched braces to collars, 1909. West tower arch triple
chamfered. Octagonal late C14 font, the stem with 2-light
cinquefoiled tracery to each facet. Mouldings lead up to bowl
with alternating facets of encircled tracery and C17
inscriptions. Two C17 painted panels in south aisle: one of
Queen Elizabeth arriving in Tilbury with the Spanish Armada in
the background experiencing difficulties at the hands of the
English, the other of the discovery of the Gunpowder plot.
Bequeathed by the rector, Thomas Hare, who died in 1634.
(These not closely examined as covered at time of Review).

Listing NGR: TF6361520396

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