St Mary's Church, Barton Bendish
|St Mary's Church, Barton Bendish|
St Mary's Church, Barton Bendish, from the southeast
|OS grid reference||TF 709 054|
|Location||Barton Bendish, Norfolk|
|Website||Churches Conservation Trust|
|Heritage designation||Grade I|
|Designated||8 July 1959|
|Materials||Brick and stone
St Mary's Church, Barton Bendish, is a redundant Anglican church in the village of Barton Bendish, Norfolk, England. It is designated by English Heritage as a Grade I listed building, and is under the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. The architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner was of the opinion that its west door is "one of the best Norman doorways in England". The church stands in an isolated position to the west of the village.
The church dates from the 14th century. It formerly had a tower, but this fell in 1710. The church was restored in 1788–89. During this restoration a 12th-century doorway was moved into it from the nearby church of All Saints, which was being demolished. There were further restorations in 1858 and 1871.
St Mary's is constructed in brick, rubble and carstone, parts of which have been rendered. The roofs are thatched. Its plan is simple, consisting of a nave and a chancel with a north vestry, and a bellcote at the west end. The west doorway dates from the middle of the 12th century. Above it is a two-light window dating from 1858. On the west gable is a bellcote of 1871. In the south wall of the nave is a doorway with a plain arch, and to its east is a two-light early 14th-century window. The south wall of the chancel contains a two-light window, a priest's door over which is a finial, and a three-light 19th-century square-headed window. The east window has three lights. On the north side of the chancel is a two-light window, and there is another two-light window in the north wall of the nave.
- English Heritage, "Church of St Mary, Barton Bendish (1077859)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 9 February 2014.
- St Mary's Church, Barton Bendish, Norfolk, Churches Conservation Trust, retrieved 25 March 2011
- Barton Bendish, Streetmap, retrieved 15 February 2011
- Barton Bendish, St Mary's church, Britain Express, retrieved 15 February 2011