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IoE Number: 164513
Location: CHURCH OF ST.MARY, CHURCH LANE (east side)
Photographer: Mr Les Waby
Date Photographed: 23 September 2006
Date listed: 07 February 1968
Date of last amendment: 07 February 1968
Grade I

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LOCKINGTONCHURCH LANESE 94 NE(east side)2/41Church of Saint Mary16/44

LOCKINGTON CHURCH LANE SE 94 NE (east side) 2/41 Church of Saint Mary 16/44 7.2.68 - I Church. C12 nave, early C13 west tower (embraced) rebuilt in C17, early C14 chancel, C14 south nave chapel (recast in 1635). Ashlar, with brick to upper part of west tower, lead and tiled roofs. 3-stage west tower, 4-bay nave with 2-bay south chapel, 3-bay chancel. West tower: lancets to belfry openings under crenellated parapet, all in brick. West elevation has blocked west door with pointed head and continuous chamfer flanked at about first floor height by lancets which light the now apparently inaccessible chambers to north and south of the tower. Second-floor moulded string, small lancet above. Nave: chamfered string. Mid C12 south door of 3 orders with nook-shafts. The 2 inner and middle orders have zigzag, the outer is roll moulded. The west side of the door-head is interrupted by a late medieval ogee-headed niche under a gablet. Over the door is a 3-light square-headed mullioned window. South chapel: moulded plinth, buttresses with offsets. Two 3-light mullioned windows. Crenellated parapet incorporating the coat of arms of the Estoft family flanked by herms. Chancel: high chamfered plinth, buttresses with offset. Three 2-light pointed windows with ogee tracery under hoodmoulds with face stops. 5-light pointed east window with reticulated tracery (above a dwarf buttress) with hoodmould with face stops. Interior: screen to west end c1893 by Temple Moore incorporating much earlier C17 and C18 panelling and woodwork. Painted brocade pattern above. 2-bay arcade to south chapel of pointed double-chamfered arches on an octagonal pier. Remains of a C12 chancel arch of 3 orders now rebuilt so that the zigzag runs up on the lines of the responds to form a rectangular opening into the chancel. 3 scallop capitals to nook-shafts beneath. C18 pulpit, with readers desk and sounding board, all in raised and fielded panelling, reached by a short closed-string stair with turned vase balusters-and heavy moulded handrail. Chancel: small trefoil-headed piscina to south wall, squint to south chapel. The west windows to north and south walls have been extended downwards to form low- side windows. Nave roof: low-pitch on slightly cambered tie-beams with central floral bosses; chancel roof has a pointed, panelled and bossed timber vault. South chapel: this was remodelled in 1634/5 as the Estoft family shrine. Tomb to Mary Moyser died 1633: her effigy lies on its side above small effigies of her children and beneath a lengthy oval inscription flanked by Corinthian columns: pediment with figures of Truth, Charity and Justice. The walls are entirely lined with panelling: each of the 173 panels is painted with a coat of arms connected with the family.

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