Record Details

NHER Number:1665
Type of record:Building
Name:St Ethelbert's Church, Thurton


One of the most striking things about St Ethelbert's Church is its beautiful Norman south doorway. There is also a smaller, less extravagent Norman door to the north, now blocked. The windows in the nave and chancel date to around 1300, and they are all under one thatched roof. Inside a wall painting of St Christopher, dating to around 1500, has been uncovered, and there are a number of fragments of stained glass from the 15th to 18th centuries.


  • St Ethelbert's Church, Thurton.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 3280 0065
Map Sheet:TG30SW

Full description

St Ethelbert's Church.
Norman nave with fine south door. Windows and probably extended chancel, early 14th century. West tower inserted in existing nave around 1510, with small rooms formed to each side; unusual construction. 16th century porch to south, 16th century butresses to west. 18th century butresses to north.
Restoration 1889.
Some wallpaintings found 1988.
Collection of foreign stained glass.
See full details in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 18 April 1988.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval to Modern - 1066 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • WALL PAINTING (Medieval to Modern - 1400 AD? to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds

  • WINDOW GLASS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1984. Eastern Daily Press. 12 May 1984.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1989. Eastern Daily Press. 3 April 1989.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1990. Eastern Daily Press. 4 May.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1991. Eastern Daily Press. 7 February.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2003. Eastern Daily Press. 24 January 2003.
---Leaflet: The Bramerton Group.. Eleven Churches.. Norwich Printing Services..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.

Related records - none

Find out more...

Norfolk County Council logo Heritage Lottery Fund logo

Powered by HBSMR-web and the HBSMR Gateway from exeGesIS SDM Ltd, and mojoPortal CMS
© 2007 - 2019 Norfolk Historic Environment Service