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Church of St Michael

A Grade II* Listed Building in Ormesby St. Michael, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.6748 / 52°40'29"N

Longitude: 1.6681 / 1°40'5"E

OS Eastings: 648075

OS Northings: 314883

OS Grid: TG480148

Mapcode National: GBR YPQ.8L3

Mapcode Global: WHNVR.L1K7

Entry Name: Church of St Michael

Listing Date: 25 September 1962

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1287570

English Heritage Legacy ID: 402073

Location: Ormesby St. Michael, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR29

County: Norfolk

District: Great Yarmouth

Civil Parish: Ormesby St. Michael

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Ormesby St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

(north side)
25.9.62 Church of St. Michael

- II*

Parish church. C13 tower and chancel, C14 nave. Chancel restored 1787. Major
restorations 1885-86. Further restorations 1973-79. Flint with ashlar
dressings. Thatched nave and leaded chancel. 3 stage unbuttressed west tower,
externally of 2 stages. Ashlar quoins. 2-light cusped west window with
rounded lights. Quatrefoil ringing chamber ventilation lights to north, south
and west. These immediately below string course. Louvred belfry windows under
triangular heads in reduced brick openings. Flushwork crenellated parapet.
4 gargoyles. Diagonal buttresses to west end of nave. Gabled and thatched
south porch dating from 1970's work. Wave and hollow chamfer inner south
doorway. 2 flat stepped buttresses to nave, north and south. 2 2-light cusped
Y tracery south windows moulded on exterior. 2 2-light Perpendicular north
windows. North door blocked and, over it, a C20 circular flint outbuilding.
West of this the remains of brick jambs of a window. Eastern nave gable.
One trefoiled lancet to north and south chancel walls. In addition south side
pierced by arched priests' door and 2-light C13 plate tracery window : pointed
lights supporting encircled quatrefoil vesica. Diagonal east buttresses and
3-light C19 Perpendicular window. Interior. Hollow chamfered tower arch.
Nave roof restored'1885-86. Moulded principals on hollow chamfered arched
braces dropping into wall posts. Roll moulded wall plate below 2 tiers
crenellations. One tier moulded butt purlins and ridge piece. Wave moulded
C19 chancel arch with polygonal responds, bases and capitals. 3 orders of
wave mouldings in arch. Scissor braced chancel roof of C13 origins but so
restored as to- qualify for date of 1885-86. Chamfered arched piscina. Plain
C13 octagonal font with central shaft and 8 orbiting Purbeck marble columns.
Restored. 3 chancel windows contain stained glass by Hanry Holiday : south
1898, north 1911-13, east 1919-20.

Listing NGR: TG4807514883

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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