Record Details

NHER Number:3419
Type of record:Building
Name:St Mary's Church, Middleton

Summary

A 13th century and later parish church, with some reused Norman work, that was restored in the 19th century. The interior of the church has an arched braced roof supported on 19th century foliage corbels, a 13th century double piscina with holly foliage mouldings and a 16th century wooden alms box. In the churchyard there is a 15th century limestone cross, as well as the remains of another medieval cross recorded under NHER 3412. There are several interesting 18th and 19th century headstones in the churchyard, including one to Robert and Christine Jarred which has a relief scene of Jacob and Isaac, and several others with carved cherubs and pilasters.

Images

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

Location

Grid Reference:TF 6627 1599
Map Sheet:TF61NE
Parish:MIDDLETON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Much conglomerate and some reused Norman work. Present chancel late 13th century. 14th century window, chancel arch, side arches to tower, probably most of tower is of this date. 15th century arcades, clerestory, most windows, doors, porch. 19th century restorations and chancel roof. Excellent churchyard with many good headstones (several listed grade II) and cross base (in addition to reset cross site NHER 3412).
See (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NLA) 27 March 1995.

2006.
Stone trough in churchyard formerly mentioned identified as from the village pump on NHER 3412.
E. Rose (NLA), 29 September 2006.

Monument Types

  • GRAVESTONE (Unknown date)
  • CHURCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • CHURCH (Medieval to Modern - 1200 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds

  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FONT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROOD SCREEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WINDOW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • Xbell frame (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
---Serial: Pevsner, N. & Wilson, B.. 1989. The Buildings of England. Norfolk 2: North-West and South..
---Correspondence: Various. Letters.
---Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1992. Lynn News. 21 January.
---Leaflet: A Short Guide to St Mary's Church, Middleton, Norfolk..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Rose, E.. 1995. Building Report..

Related records

3412Parent of: Medieval cross, St Mary's Churchyard (Monument)

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