This church was virtually rebuilt by GE Street or his firm in 1874-87. It now comprises a three-bay aisled nave and a square-ended chancel with an organ chamber on its N side, and a chapel on it S. All that was retained of the medieval (largely late 12thc.) church were the nave and chapel arcades.
Graffham had a church in 1086. The entire building, except the nave arcades and tower was rebuilt in 1875. The tower was rebuilt in 1887.
|h. of capital inc. necking||0.22 m|
|h. of capital inc. necking and impost block||0.31 m|
|w. of capital||0.72 m (N side); 0.725 m (S and W sides); 0.73 m (E side)|
The capital is of the same type as the corresponding capital of the S arcade (see above). There are shallow incisions around the edges of the shields, and the surface of the capital appears to bear traces of white and red paint. The waterholding base has no spurs.
A square, multi-scalloped capital with seven cones on each face, a flat, pointed leaf on each of the NE and SE angles and half-length cones on the NW and SW angles. The cones are irregular and cylindrical; some are convex. The shields are plain, and there are no sheaths. The surface of the capital appears to have been recut, especially in the centre of the N and S sides. The SE angles of the impost block has been renewed. The attic base also seems to have been recut.
There are nine cones on each side of the square, multi-scalloped capital, but they are cylindrical rather than conical in shape. Those on the angles meet in a V-formation. They have plain shields, and are not separated by sheaths. The base of the pier is waterholding, without spurs.
There are seven cones on each side of this square multi-scalloped capital, and one on each angle. The cones are once again cylindrical in shape rather than conical, and are now slightly convex, a form which disguises the transition from cone to shield. There are no sheaths. The base of the pier, cylindrical with a single torus moulding, appears to have been recut, and the impost block is heavily repaired.
|ext. diam.||0.625 m|
|h. of bowl and cylindrical plinth||0.65 m|
|h. of bowl only||0.485 m|
|int. diam.||0.50 m|