Record Details

NHER Number:2380
Type of record:Building
Name:Ruins of St Margaret's Church, West Raynham

Summary

The ruins of the medieval St Margaret's Church, also referred to as Little Raynham Church, are located here. It had a north aisle, square tower and small south porch and dated to the 14th to 15th centuries. The area is now very overgrown but in 2002 the process of stabilisation and clearance of the ruins started.

Images

  • 19th drawing of the ruins of St Margaret's Church, West Raynham.  © Norfolk County Council

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8725 2542
Map Sheet:TF82NE
Parish:RAYNHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK
WEST RAYNHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Ruins.
According to T. Martin (around 1740) it was called Little Raynham Church. It had a north aisle, square tower and small south porch.
E. Rose (NAU/NLA).

Listed as 15th century.
E. Rose (NAU/NLA).

Photos (S1) in file.

Whole site completely overgrown, with weed, brambles, etc., masking the structure of the church and remaining gravestone.
H. Paterson (NAU) February 1991.

(S2) gives a detailed description and interpretation of this church dating it from the early 14th century to the 15th century.
The ruins were briefly seen by E. Rose (NLA) in November 1999 after clearance of scrub and ivy; the situation seems identical to that given in the reference.
E. Rose (NAU/NLA).

22 July 1993. NLA aerial photography.
Area of church massively overgrown, and ruined structure not visible.
Curvilinear ditch to the east is visible (NHER 17449) possibly representing boundary to church grounds.
M. Brennand (NLA) 8 February 2001.

November 2002.
Stabilisation and clearance of ruins begun.
E. Rose (NLA).

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF8725 F,J,L.
---Unpublished Document: Heywood, S.. 2004. Historical Analysis and Recording following Consolidation.
---Photograph: 1990. Photograph of memorial stone for Horace Beck Scott,situated in churchyard of St. Margaret's Church, West Raynham. black and white.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2012. Artist whose talent was overlooked is in the spotlight. 4 July.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Raynham.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Photograph: SS(2).
<S2>Monograph: Batcock, N. 1991. The Ruined and Disused Churches of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology, 51. Microfiche 5:G12. pp 119-123.

Related records

MNO5681Related to: Church of St. Margaret The Street WEST RAYNHAM (Revoked)

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