© Mr W.E. Butland
CHURCH OF ALL SAINTS, CHURCH LANE
HEMBLINGTON, BROADLAND, NORFOLK
Mr W.E. Butland
30 September 1999
25 September 1962
Date of last amendment:
25 September 1962
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TG 31 SE HEMBLINGTON CHURCH LANE
5/44 Church of All
Parish church. West tower C12, remainder of fabric largely early C14.
Flint with limestone and brick dressings with some reset worked stone.
Smut pantile 'roofs; conical plain-tiled tower roof. West tower, nave,
chancel, south porch. Round west tower with later stepped parapet and
conical cap. Two-light bell openings dressed in red brick with chamfered
surrounds and mullions. On north,west and south sides are square stone
panels with pierced openings, set in chamfered brick surrounds. Three-
light west window with chamfered brick mullions and remains of moulded
and cusped head; opening now reduced and much rebuilt. South porch has
moulded brick entrance arch, early C16; flushwork crosses flanking entrance
and in gable. Single lancet east and west window openings. Two light
window with restored Perpendicular tracery adjoining porch. Other nave
windows two and three light Decorated some C19 restorations. Chancel
south windows of c.1300 with 'Y' tracery. Angle buttresses to nave and
chancel east walls. 3 light east window with tracery much restored and
renewed. North doorway blocked in brick. Nave roof C15 of arch-braced
principals on wall posts with octagonal pilasters and capitals. Some
common rafters retain painted decoration. Barrel roof to chancel, C20.
Massive timber beam supporting studwork east gable of nave; no chancel
arch. Opening to chancel flanked by figure-niches, a tall cusped opening
on the north side, an irregular double niche to the south, retaining some
original colouring. Open rood stairs at north-east corner of nave. On
nave north wall, a large and very fine C14 mural depicting scenes from
the life of St. Christopher. Double linked piscina in south wall of nave;
stooling for figure on cill of window above. C18 pulpit with backboard
and octagonal tester. Some old benches with poppyhead ends. Piscina
and dropped cill sedilia in south wall of chancel. C15 octagonal font
with figure carving around bowl and stem; stem arcaded with vaulted canopies
over figure niches. C20 colouring.