Record Details

NHER Number:10124
Type of record:Building
Name:St Mary's Church, Saxlingham Nethergate


This church is set in a beautiful position, nestled between the Old Rectory and Old Hall. It traces its earliest origins to the Late Saxon period but much of the architecture, including the grand tower with brick and flint battlements, date to the 14th and 15th centuries. The exterior was heavily restored in 1867 and the clock and sundial have been repaired more recently. Inside there is a fine collection of stained glass windows, with those in the south chancel being the earliest examples to be found in any Norfolk church. Visitors should also take note of the impressive 18th century memorial to John Baron and the chunky stone font decorated with roses and rather smug looking lions!


  • St Mary's Church, Saxlingham Nethergate.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TM 2313 9720
Map Sheet:TM29NW

Full description

Possible Late Saxon work with ?Roman tiles. Rebuilt 15th century but retaining some 14th century work; extended
1867. Earliest stained glass in Norfolk. Key found in yard.
For full details see file.
E. Rose (NAU) 3 September 1980.

Newspaper cuttings (S1) in file.

2 July 1996. NLA aerial photography, see (S3).
S. Massey (NLA) 23 July 2001.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Late Saxon to Post Medieval - 851 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • KEY (LOCKING) (Undated)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • DOOR (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DOOR (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)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1901. Hundred of Henstead. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol VII. pp 66-72.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 629.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Listing Notification. Notification. DNF9833.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1987-1988. [Articles on the clock at St Mary's Church, Saxlingham Nethergate].
<S3>Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TM 2397Q, R, U - V.

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