Record Details

NHER Number:3218
Type of record:Building
Name:St Edmund's Church, Swanton Novers

Summary

St Edmund's church is a remote church, situated some 500m west of the village, an estate village for Melton Constable Hall. The body of the church was almost totally rebuilt in 1881, by Edwin Dolby of Abingdon, and the tower was rebuilt in 1960. However the traces of a former south doorway with a round head in the nave may indicate that the original church was constructed in the early medieval period. Inside there are two 15th century features, an ogee-headed piscina and an octagonal font, as well as a good 19th century stained glass window in the south side of the nave.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 0154 3237
Map Sheet:TG03SW
Parish:SWANTON NOVERS, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

J. Denny (North Norfolk District Council) notes conglomerate quoins, blocked central round-headed door in brick (Roman?) and traces of window cut by later one, all in south wall.
E. Rose (NAU).

1962. From church.
Two pieces of iron-bound conglomerate.
In NCM. [1]
Compiled by R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval to Modern - 1066 AD? to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Undated)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG0132A-C, E, F, (Unit), D, (CUC),.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. & Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England.
---Website: Knott, S.. 2006. Norfolk Churches website.. St Edmund, Swanton Novers.

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