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Church of St Giles

A Grade II* Listed Building in Colby, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.8319 / 52°49'54"N

Longitude: 1.2946 / 1°17'40"E

OS Eastings: 622028

OS Northings: 331126

OS Grid: TG220311

Mapcode National: GBR VCX.J3N

Mapcode Global: WHMSN.V2NV

Plus Code: 9F43R7JV+QR

Entry Name: Church of St Giles

Listing Date: 4 October 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1373434

English Heritage Legacy ID: 224471

Location: Colby, North Norfolk, Norfolk, NR11

County: Norfolk

Civil Parish: Colby

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Banningham, Colby, Felmingham, Skeyton, Suffield and Tuttington

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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6/24 Church of St.Giles

- II*

Parish church. Medieval and later. Flint with stone dressings, brick.
Tiled roof. West tower, nave, chancel, south porch. Unbuttressed tower
of stages. West window with Y-tracery of cl300. Change above this from
flint fragments to larger flints. Ringing chamber openings cusped with
hood moulds. 2-light Perpendicular bell opening. Gargoyles. Brick
parapet. 4 bay buttressed nave. 3 3-light windows with panel tracery
to south. Rood stair to south east corner of nave now cemented over. To
north nave and chancel wall brick of 1749 with semi-circular headed
windows. 2 bay chancel buttressed with diagonal buttress to south. 2
3-light panel tracery windows under 4-centre arches with hood moulds.
Buttressed C15 porch of 2 storeys to first nave bay. Flushwork to base,
also to left and right of door and above door. Stone carvings of
St. Michael and St. George in the spandrels. Central niche with stone
canopy to upper storey with a window to each side having cusped ogee head
under square hood moulds. Restored doorway has shaft with continuous inner
and outer moulding with hollows and rolls. Plain inner doorway, back of
door probably C17. Interior. Tall, narrow, tower arch. Rood stair.
Some re-used poppy-head bench ends. Arch from parvise into nave now
blocked. Font with cusped, sunk panels on shaft; octagonal bowl with lion
head supports having the symbols of the Evangelists, the donors, the Virgin
and child, woodman with axe, final panel blank. Ogee arched piscina and

Listing NGR: TG2202831126

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