Record Details

NHER Number:2628
Type of record:Building
Name:St Mary Magdalen's Church, Oxborough


This site comprises the surviving eastern and northern walls of a former chapel, of medieval or post medieval date. The chapel was construced of flint with ashlar dressings, and has received repairs in brick. There remains one doorway from the Norman period, with a semi-circular arch to the internal face of the wall, and the remnants of a late medieval east window with tracery stubs. A coin or coins from the Late Saxon period have also been recovered from this site.


  • Armorial corbel, Oxborough parish church  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
  • Bedingfield Memorial, Oxborough Parish Church  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
  • Terracotta Screen, Oxborough Church  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TF 7373 0050
Map Sheet:TF70SW

Full description

Ruined church perhaps Norman and Early English, 18th century. Late Saxon coin or coins found. See details in secondary file.
W. Rose (NLA), October 1990.

St Mary Magdalen's Church, Oxborough Hythe.
Surviving eastern and northern walls of a former chapel. Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar dressings and brick repairs. One Norman doorway with semi-circular arch to internal face of wall reduced in brickwork to external face. Remains of a late medieval east window with tracery stubs.
Information from (S2).

Monument Types

  • INHUMATION (Unknown date)
  • CHAPEL (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • DOVECOTE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • MAUSOLEUM (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF7300 A-E,F,G,H.
---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 70 SW 5 [3].
---Leaflet: A guide to the churches and villages of the Hilborough group of parishes, Norfolk..
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Oxborough.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Publication: Batcock, N. 1991. The Ruined and Disused Churches of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology, 51. Microfiche 5:G12.
<S2>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.

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