Record Details

NHER Number:10447
Type of record:Building
Name:St Mary's Church, Thwaite

Summary

St Mary is an early church, with a Norman south doorway built around 1140 and displaying a variety of decoration including a beast in the apex of the hoodmould. The strong square west tower dates to the 15th century, and frequently utilises brick. The nave itself has a low thatched roof and a brick chancel dating to 1738, with a tile roof. Inside is an early 14th centuy font and screen and a 15th century tower stair door.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TM 3336 9505
Map Sheet:TM39NW
Parish:THWAITE, SOUTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

1962.
From church. Three pieces of ironbound conglomerate.
In NCM [1].
Compiled by R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Plain rood screen in 1865 (see (S1)).
Compiled by E. Rose (NAU).

Newspaper cutting (S2) in file.

St Mary is an early church, with a Norman south doorway built around 1140 and displaying a variety of decoration including a beast in the apex of the hoodmould. The strong square west tower dates to the 15th century, and frequently utilises brick. The nave itself has a low thatched roof and a brick chancel dating to 1738, with a tile roof. Inside is an early 14th centuy font and screen and a 15th century tower stair door.
Information from (S3).
Ruth Fillery-Travis (NLA), 15 June 2007.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval to Modern - 1066 AD? to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds

  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Undated)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TM 3395A,B.
---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1372881.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Unpublished Document: Feilden & Mawson. 1993. Specification and Schedule of Work for the Repair of the Nave Roof and Rainwater Drainage at St Mary's Church, Twaite near Seething, Norfolk.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Thwaite.
<S1>Article in Serial: Plunkett, G. A. F. 1979. Norfolk Church Screens - 1865 Survey. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXVII Pt II pp 178-189. p 188.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1988. Winner's pride in looking good. 14 May.
<S3>Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 729-730.

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