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Crimplesham Saint Mary's Church.

Crimplesham Saint Mary's Church.



Crimplesham Saint Mary's Parish church.  with its early 17th century south porch, late 14th century west tower, 12th century nave, and a chancel rebuilt in 1875 when church restored. Saint Mary's is a church made earlier in the centuries and added on or rebuilt. It has carrstone rendered nave and flint chancel, 3 stage tower with diagonal west buttresses displaying carrstone flush work and Slate roofs. Cusped 3-light west window under 4-centred arch. Slit light to ringing chamber. 2-light cusped belfry windows blocked with honeycomb brick- work, that to east of one light. String course below ashlar crenellated parapet. Stair turret to south-east. 19th century cusped lancet to west of brick south porch, now so extensively restored the bonding is indeterminate. Blocked square-headed side windows. Stepped diagonal buttresses frame 4-centred double hollow chamfered arch under hood mould. Polygonal capitals and responds. Statuary niche and gabled roof. South door of 12th century : one order columns with cushion capitals and moulded bases. Square imposts support arch decorated with cable, hollow and double billet mouldings. Tympanum blocked in 20th century. On east jamb an inscribed mass dial. South nave continues with one mid 14th century 2-light mouchette window and 19th century 2-light cusped Y window. Chancel pierced by 2 lancets north and south, priests' door to south and 3 stepped lancets to east wall. East gable of nave with 19th century trefoil. 19th century vestry over north nave door. One 12th century lancet to east and 3-light 19th century window to east again. Interior. Double chamfered tower arch. Late 15th century tower screen : wide side bays and central gates. Dado with linen fold panelling of rudimentary form below inscription frieze (ORATE PRO BONO STATU THOME WYHER, DIACON which refers to Thomas Wyther of North Weald Basset, Essex, from where this screen was removed). Tracery in dado of gates. Upper tracery panels blocked but with pendant tracery head of late 17th century origin. East coving of 3 x 4-centred arches with ribs and mouchette infill also late 15th century but not originally part of this screen., North and south inner door arches and jambs of 12th century. 14th century octagonal font. Thin 19th century hammerbeam roof to nave with pierced arched braces to hammerbeams. 2 tiers of purlings. Chancel arch of early 13th century origin but now largely 19th century. Scissor braced chancel roof. Norman arch and Mass Dial.

Crimplesham Saint Mary's Parish church, Postcode PE33 9EB.
Crimplesham Saint Mary's Church.
Crimplesham Saint Mary's Church.
Crimplesham Saint Mary's Church.





Crimplesham Saint Mary's Church.
Crimplesham Saint Mary's Church.
Crimplesham Saint Mary's Church.
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Crimplesham Saint Mary's Church.
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Crimplesham Saint Mary's Church.