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Church of St Mary

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

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Latitude: 52.7158 / 52°42'56"N

Longitude: 0.415 / 0°24'53"E

OS Eastings: 563221

OS Northings: 315865

OS Grid: TF632158

Mapcode National: GBR N44.PQQ

Mapcode Global: WHJP7.BZVV

Plus Code: 9F42PC87+8X

Entry Name: Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 15 August 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1342420

English Heritage Legacy ID: 222015

Location: West Winch, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, PE33

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: West Winch

Built-Up Area: West Winch

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

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Listing Text

TF 51 NW
Main Road (east side)
4/82 Church of St Mary
- II*
Parish church, C13 and later. Carstone with limestone and brick dressings; slate
roof. West tower, nave, chancel, south aisle and south porch. Tall tower mainly
of carstone with limestone dressings; stepped diagonal buttresses; polygonal
stair turret to north-east; west face with lower part of flint flushwork panels;
Perpendicular west doorway with blank shields in spandrels, large lion stops,
2 side shafts to left and to right; canopied polygonal niches flanking doorway;
3-light west window with stepped supertransoms and panel tracery, some brickwork
above; clock with limestone face dated 1727; traceried sound openings to north
and south with shields, that to north blank; bell openings of 2 cusped lights
under large cusped eyelet; brick embattled parapet with limestone crocketted
pinnacles. Nave incorporates earlier diagonal buttresses of tower. South nave
of carstone with some limestone, brick dressings, 3 renewed clerestorey lights
with brick dressings each of 3 trefoil-headed lights under a segmental arch.
South aisle of carstone with limestone dressings; 2 openings each of 2 cuspheaded
lights under a square head, that to right with figure stops; east window of aisle
with 3 cuspheaded lights. South porch: gabled north and south, gable parapet
with shaped kneelers, remains of cross on north gable, plain tiles; south facade
and diagonal buttresses of flint and limestone chequerwork, double hollow chamfered
porch arch, sundial above dated 1766; returns of brick with flint chequerwork
plinth, 2-light Decorated openings. Porch interior with quadripartite vault
with stone ribs springing from defaced figure corbels; central bossy brick benches,
moulded south doorway with deeply undercut hood mould and large figure stops.
Chancel: carstone with brick dressings; south chancel with 3 stepped buttresses
in brick, 2 openings of 2 and 3 pointed lights under a square hood mould, doorway
to right blocked in brick; east chancel with much iron conglomerate, C13 east
window of 3 stepped lights, mural monument to Phillip Brittiff 1723, Usher of
the Free Schole at Lynn; north chancel with small lancet and C19 lean-to vestry.
North nave of large carstone blocks, 2 3-light Perpendicular openings with panel
tracery, north doorway as south. Crosses to nave and chancel gables. Interior:
roof renewed C19; 3-bay south arcade with polygonal responds, that to west with
ball flowers to capital; eastern pier of two polygonal responds, respond to west
with nail head decoration to capital, quatrefoil western pier; double chamfered
eastern arch, double hollow chamfers to central and western arches. Double
chamfered chancel arch with polygonal jambs and a lancet archway to either side;
north nave lancet with C12 splayed rear arch; C17 table with strapwork frieze
and bulbous legs, table top extended; C17 rails with vase turned balusters, newels
with large carved figures holding loaf, winecup, moneybag and cross. Tall tower
arch with semi-circular jambs, polygonal capitals supporting multi-chamfered
arch; C14 screen to tower with Decorated tracery to 4 panels, upper lights renewed;
4-centred doorway to tower stair with ledged and battened door. South aisle:
cuspheaded piscina and C17 table. Plain octagonal tub font with moulded base
added to octagonal stem with moulded head. Rear arch of south doorway moulded;
alms box on trefoil headed C15 bench end with carving of St Paul. West nave
with some C15 poppy head benchends; brick floor.

Listing NGR: TF6322115865

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

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