Record Details

NHER Number:2470
Type of record:Building
Name:St Mary's Church, Bexwell


This church has a Norman round tower and a nave and chancel in one. The tower's octagonal top dates to the late 14th century. The church was altered in the 14th and 15th centuries and then given a thorough Victorian restoration in 1874. The building was dilapidated by the 1980s, but after vigorous fund-raising by the local community and various grants it has now been restored again.


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


Grid Reference:TF 6313 0340
Map Sheet:TF60SW

Full description

Norman and later, with round tower, coffin slab and tiles found 1854.
See notes (S1) and press cuttings (S2), (S3), (S4) and (S5) in file. Listed (S6).
E. Rose (NAU), October 1990.

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)
  • FLOOR TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF6303 A-C.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TF 6303G - H.
---Leaflet: Guide to the Parish Churches of St Edmund Downham Market and St Mary the Virgin Bexwell.. The Church Publishers, Ramsgate..
---Leaflet: St Mary's Church, 'Bexwell … the first Thousand Years', Bexwell.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Rose, E. (NAU). 1977. Building Report..
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1984. Church Faces £50,000 Bill for Repairs. 13 September.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1984. Parishioners face massive bill to save their church. 27 September.
<S4>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1987. Church grant 'waste of cash'. 19 March.
<S5>Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1997. New life for ancient Bexwell church. 13 May.
<S6>Scheduling record: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.

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