© Mr Peter Warwick
CHURCH OF ST BOTOLPH,
COLBY, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
Mr Peter Warwick
30 June 2001
04 October 1960
Date of last amendment:
04 October 1960
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TG 22 NW COLBY BANNINGHAM
9/27 Church of St.Botolph
Parish church. Medieval. Flint, brick repairs, stone dressings. Lead
roof. No roof covering to chancel during restoration of 1986. West tower,
nave, north and south aisles, south porch. Embattled 4-stage tower with
diagonal buttresses. Flushwork to base and buttresses. West door with
shields in the spandrels. Transomed west window of 3 lights with panel
tracery; change in walling above this from flint rubble to knapped flint;
square ringing-chamber openings with tracery; 2-light bell-openings with
panel tracery; gargoyles; flushwork to battlements; external stair to south
east corner with cruciform and cusped lights. 3 bay nave. South aisle
with 2 massive triangular brick buttresses probably of C18, diagonal
buttress; one C19 3-light Perpendicular window; one 3-light window with
panel tracery. Extension to south aisle forming side chapel with 3-light
C19 window. North aisle has door to first bay; one 3-light Perpendicular
window restored in C19, one 3-light window with panel tracery. Clerestorey
has 2 2-light C19 windows per bay with alternate brick and flint voussoirs.
2 bay buttressed chancel with one single light window and one 2-light
Decorated window to north. To south a C19 cusped Y-tracery window and
a priest's door. 4-light C19 east window with reticulated tracery. South
porch to first aisle bay, buttressed; parapet gable. Inside porch 2
recesses on east and west walls having freestanding square shafts,
chamfered to front; polygonal abaci and bases. Ogee headed doorway to
nave, continuous roll and fillet moulding and figure stops to hood mould.
Interior. C14 arcade of clustered shafts with fillets in the angles.
Hammerbeam roof with figures, traceried ashlaring; tracery in spandrels;
wall-posts supported on embattled corbels. Bosses. Arch-braced aisle
roofs. Tall tower arch with attached shaft. Chancel arch dismantled and
being rebuilt during survey of 1986. Arch braced roof to chancel. South
chapel with 4-centred arch to chancel. Wall-painting to north nave wall.
Some medieval painted glass in north and south aisle windows assembled
in 1977. Some box pews, rest C19 fittings. Octagonal font; font cover
C18 with slight Tuscan columns, ogee arched top and ball finial.