Record Details

NHER Number:10281
Type of record:Monument
Name:St Edmund's Church, Southwood

Summary

The ruins of a medieval church stand here. The chancel, nave and western tower survive but there is no roof. The nave is 13th century or earlier, the chancel dates to 13th century and the tower is of 13th to 15th century date.

Images

  • Southwood Church, Cantley. This medieval church is now ruined  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:TG 3911 0531
Map Sheet:TG30NE
Parish:CANTLEY, BROADLAND, NORFOLK
SOUTHWOOD, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Early English and Perpendicular, with early use of brick.
From (S1), copy in file.

(S2) (about 1900) describes church as 'nave chancel and tower. Chancel and nave same width but nave walls thicker, so chancel wider inside'.

Door handle said to be handle of treasure chest sunk in Callow Pit, but this story occurs in many parishes.
North and south doorways, brass matrices, 17th century memorials, two coffin lids with long crosses in yard.
Tiled roof lowered and thatched 1851, but new roof still cut belfry windows! East window Early English, others Decorated. Aumbry, piscina, sedilia in lowered window. Octagonal shafted font. Formerly pinnacles on tower.

Bell, tapestry, books etc taken to Limpenhoe.

Newspaper cutting in file (S3).

Appropriate section from (S4) in file.

August 2005.
The chancel, nave and western tower survive but there is no roof. The nave is 13th century or earlier, the chancel dates to 13th century and the tower is of 13th to 15th century date.
See (S4).
Photographs (S5) and drawing (S6) in file.
D. Robertson (NLA), 30 August 2005.

January 2012.
Section 17 agreement signed.
See (S7).
D. Robertson (HES), 19 January 2012.

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)

Protected Status

  • Scheduled Monument
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Norfolk Monuments Management Project File.
---Photograph: 1990. Photographs of St Edmund's Church, Southwood. Colour.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Cantley.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Digital archive: Norfolk Monuments Management Project Photographic Archive.
<S1>Scheduling record: Department of Environment. Scheduling Report.
<S2>Serial: Bryant, T. H.. 1898-1915. The Churches of Norfolk.. Vols 1-19..
<S3>Newspaper Article: 1983. Eastern Daily Press. 3 November. 2.
<S4>Publication: Batcock, N. 1991. The Ruined and Disused Churches of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology, 51. Microfiche 5:G12.
<S5>Photograph: Batcock, N.. St Edmund's Chuch, Southwood.
<S6>Illustration: Ladbrooke. early 19th c. 1.
<S7>Unpublished document: Norfolk County Council. 2011-2012. Norfolk Monuments Management Project Section 17 agreement.

Related records

MNO2287Related to: Remains of Church of St Edmunds, Southwood, CANTLEY (Revoked)

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