Record Details

NHER Number:2415
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of St Thomas' Church, Thorpeland


The Domesday Book records that Thorpeland had a church. It was located here and was still standing in 1419, ruinous by about 1500 and was transformed into a barn in 1612. This meant that the inhabitants had to go to Wallington church, and when this was demolished to Holme Chapel, and after the demolition of this building to Runcton Holme church!

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Grid Reference:TF 6168 0827
Map Sheet:TF60NW

Full description

In Domesday Book described as a hamlet belonging to Runcton Holme, church endowed with six acres. Still standing in 1419, ruinous by about 1500, a barn in 1612 (according to Ordnance Survey card). The inhabitants had to go to Wallington church; when this was demolished to Holme Chapel, ditto then to Runcton church.
See (S1).

For excavated ?remnants see NHER 2401.
Thorpeland consists of but three dwelling houses and there is no church or chapel there (S2).
Information via [1].
E. Rose (NAU) 7 August 1986.

Appropriate section from reference (S3) in file.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BARN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 60 NW 3 [3].
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Runcton Holme.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Serial: Bryant, T. H.. 1898-1915. The Churches of Norfolk. Vols 1-19. Vols 1-19..
<S2>Publication: Ecclesiastical Records of Commonwealth, Lambeth Palace COMM XIIc. vols 2-3.
<S3>Monograph: Batcock, N. 1991. The Ruined and Disused Churches of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 51. Microfiche 5:G12. No 242; p 55.

Related records

30527Part of: Wallington Park (Monument)
2401Related to: Thorpland deserted medieval village (Monument)

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