Record Details

NHER Number:1657
Type of record:Building
Name:St Mary's Church, Docking

Summary

A medieval parish church, dating mainly to the 14th and 15th centuries, and which was restored by Ewan Christian in the mid 19th century. The church contains an elaborate 14th or 15th century font, which has been much defaced.

Images

  • St Mary's Church in Docking was extensively restored in the 19th century  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
  • The tower of St Mary's Church in Docking  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7652 3697
Map Sheet:TF73NE
Parish:DOCKING, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Early English chancel; Decorated and Perpendicular work.
North aisle and outstanding roof of 1875.
For full details see file.
E. Rose (NAU) 7 June 1979.

Traces of ironbound conglomerate in south wall of chancel.
14th century chancel with two Y tracery south windows. Decorated north window has a priest's door in the base.
19th century piscina in chancel.
15th century nave with tall Perpendicular windows, south porch with ogee headed niches.
14th or 15th century octagonal stone font with 8 standing female figures with children, 4 multilated beasts, roses and angels, as well as seated figures of priests, bishops and doctors, which have all been defaced.
Restored by Ewan Christian in the mid 19th century.
See (S1) and (S2).
S. Spooner (NLA) 26 October 2005

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COFFIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FONT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DOOR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PISCINA (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WINDOW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF7636 E.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Leaflet: 1984. The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Docking..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1077811.
<S2>Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 307.

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