Record Details

NHER Number:3774
Type of record:Building
Name:St Cecilia's Church, West Bilney


A medieval parish church, which contains a substantial amount of early building material, suggesting that a Late Saxon church stood on this site. The present building has a Norman nave, and a 15th century west tower. The tower has now been restored, after being threatened with demolition in 1990.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7166 1527
Map Sheet:TF71NW

Full description

Norman nave with much conglomerate, remodelled 15th century when tower reconstructed.
Demolished chancel, partly rebuilt perhaps in 18th century.
Unusual survival of pew arrangement.
See (S1) and (S2).
E. Rose (NLA) 29 October 1990.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Serial: 1987. SPAB News.. Autumn, p 4.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1987. Scheme for church redundancy.. 30 January.
---Serial: Pevsner, N.. Buildings of England..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2013. History will go on show in church. 11 May.
---Photograph: BYH 13.
---Correspondence: English Heritage. 2013. Minor amendment notification e-mail from English Heritage. Listed Building Entry 1077671, Church of St Cecilia, East Bilney.. 28/10/2013.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1990. Building Report.
<S2>Scheduling Record: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.

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