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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Burnham Market, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.945 / 52°56'41"N

Longitude: 0.7225 / 0°43'20"E

OS Eastings: 583022

OS Northings: 342092

OS Grid: TF830420

Mapcode National: GBR Q4H.9H6

Mapcode Global: WHKPK.279M

Plus Code: 9F42WPVC+XX

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 5 June 1953

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1238100

English Heritage Legacy ID: 415454

Location: Burnham Market, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE31

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: Burnham Market

Built-Up Area: Burnham Market

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Burnham Market

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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12/13 Church of St.
5.6.53. Mary, Burnham
West gate.

G.V. I

Parish church of Burnham Westgate. Largely C14, with a heavy restoration
of 1872 accounting for most exterior details. Flint with stone dressings,
lead roofs, slated chancel,pantiled porch. West tower, 4 bay north and
south aisles, south porch, 3 bay chancel. 2 bay north chapel. West tower
either C14 with 4 crude "Y" tracery belfry windows, south face earlier
work : blocked lower window and a blocked lancet.Angle quoins, south-west
and south-east angle and massive stepped C18 brick buttresses. C19 3-light
west window and set-off buttress at north-east angle. Fine traceried
and figured battlements, dateable on heraldic evidence to c.1500 with
arms of William Lexham, Lord of the Manor ob. 1500 and arms of Lady Calthorpe
ob. 1511, possibly principal donors. North side : figure of woman in
adoration (Blessed Virgin?); God in Glory; Portcullis shield; Death; a
King; Shield with M(aria); Adam and Eve; shield with 3 ciboria(?) Executioner
with head; St. John the Baptist; Southside: Crucifixion; figure in a Habit
(Stigmata of St. Francis?) : shield with Griffin : Abbess with crozier;
Abbot with crozier; "M" shield; 2 saints; shield with lion; 2 saints;
west side; Attendant with Baptist's head, "M" shield; Herod, Herodias
and her daughter dancing; SS Peter and Andrew; "M" shield; S John the
Evangelist; S James; shield with IHS; Knights; St. Thomas a Becket saying
Mass; East side: Blessed Virgin and Christ child on ass; St. Joseph (the
Flight into Egypt); shield with rose; 2 figures (Salutation of St. Elizabeth);
"M" shield: Confession of the St. Thomas, Risen Christ; fleur-de-lys shield;
Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin. Nave and aisles with C19 tracery.
C15 south porch, 2 storeys, set off angle buttresses, arch with hood moulds
north and south windows, blocked first floor Perpendicular window with
inserted tracery panel and built-in 2 light window, ogee tracery. Nave clere-
storey south side has 4 2-light Perpendicular windows with brick stitching
to heads, north side 4 windows alternating quatrefoils and trefoils in
circles. 3 bay chancel with C19 tracery, except for blocked rectangular
squint opening at junction with south aisles. Interior: 3 bay north and
south arcades, octagonal piers, double hollow chamfered arches, tower
and chancel arches, C14. C18 rococo wall tablet inserted into north
clerestorey. C19 roofs. 2 bays C19 north chancel chapel addition. South
aisle window 1869 by Powell. Chancel, brass 1523. In tower, a detached
C14 stone monumental stone effigy, removed from north aisle 1823.Included
grade I for tower battlement sculpture.

Listing NGR: TF8302242092

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