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Hickling Saint Mary Church NR12 0BQ


Hickling Saint Mary Church, west tower, south porch, nave, north and south aisles and chancel. A fine tower to the belfry stage, where it fails badly. It has a good base course with stone trail and a splendidly grouped door and west window, with the string course at first stage returning downwards into sill of window. The door has a deep casement mould filled with shields and elaborately carved spandrils, and the window above is treated similarly, with a little band of shields between the two. Above the window is a niche and good traceried sound holes. There are salient angles to the tower, but too small to have any effect. the porch has a parvise. 14th century font with tracery on bowl and shaft, an early Stuart table and modern roofs and fittings. Near Stalham, this church has a square west tower, 5 bells, nave with aisles, but no clerestory, chancel and south porch. The style is mainly Decorated throughout, with fine tracery in many of the windows. the tower is 90 feet high and forms a good landmark. There is an ancient altar tomb.

Hickling Saint Mary Church NR12 0BQ