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Church of St Mary

A Grade I Listed Building in Cranwich, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.5225 / 52°31'21"N

Longitude: 0.6263 / 0°37'34"E

OS Eastings: 578272

OS Northings: 294870

OS Grid: TL782948

Mapcode National: GBR Q9D.WNZ

Mapcode Global: VHJF8.SVYL

Plus Code: 9F42GJFG+2G

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 23 June 1960

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1305340

English Heritage Legacy ID: 220948

Location: Cranwich, Breckland, Norfolk, IP26

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: Cranwich

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Cranwich St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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TL 79 SE
7/1 Church of St.Mary
Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and some brick
dressings. Rendered porch and north wall. Thatched roofs. Circular west
tower; aisleless nave with south porch; chancel. Cll west tower with a
circular monolithic ground floor west window, a similar arched first floor
window and 4 monolithic openings above with interlace patterns to north,
south and west, probably representing original bell stage. Present bell
stage with 4 undressed roughly arched openings and a late-Medieval
crenellated parapet with 3 gargoyles. South wall of nave with one C14 cusped
lancet window and 2 late-Medieval windows with flat heads of 2 and 3 cusped
lights. Late-Medieval porch with arched entrance and cusped 2-light side
windows. Late C12 doorway with chamfered semicircular arch on simple imposts
supporting a hood mould with dogtooth decoration. North wall of nave with
hollow chamfered doorway of 2 orders and 2 C15 2-light panel traceried
windows. C14 chancel with 4 2-light Y-traceried windows to north and south
and a 3-light Y-traceried east window. Interior. Reduced tower arch with
modern doorway inserted. No chancel arch. C14 piscina in chancel with
deeply moulded arch on a pair of engaged colonnetts with bell capitals.
Nave with moulded wall plates and arched braces probably of Medieval date,
largely obscured by ceiling. Plain C14 octagonal font. Medieval altar slab
used as flooring to north-east side of chancel.

Listing NGR: TL7827294870

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