Record Details

NHER Number:25332
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of Tottenhill church


Although Tottenhill has been in the West Briggs ecclesiastical parish for many centuries, it is thought that originally it had its own parish church during the medieval period. The exact site of this church is however unknown.

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Site of church. West Briggs church in Wormegay civil parish has served as parish church to Tottenhill for several centuries, but it is clear that there was once a separate church for Tottenhill as in 1397 a clergyman was presented to that parish and a different man presented to West Briggs. Site unknown, probably near Tottenhill Row. (S1)
Compiled by E. Rose (NAU), 10 July 1989.

Anonymous report via NCM that the blocks of cottages forming Tottenhill Row have reused stone in their west walls. Is this connected with the church? Needs checking on site.
E. Rose (NLA), 20 September 1991.

Latter paragraph is probably a mistake for site NHER 36196; however, it is unlikely that the stone comes from the church. Blomefield states Tottenhill was always a hamlet of West Briggs parish and the rector of the latter was also vicar of Tottenhill.
See discussion under NHER 36196.
E. Rose (NLA), 5 June 2001.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH? (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)

Associated Finds

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

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Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1904. Hundred of Clackclose. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol XIII. pp 275-284.
<S1>Monograph: Silvester, R. J. 1988. The Fenland Project Number 3: Marshland and Nar Valley, Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 45.

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