Record Details

NHER Number:4767
Type of record:Building
Name:St John the Baptist's Church, Coltishall

Summary

A medieval parish church, with Late Saxon work in the nave walls, which also incorporates Roman bricks. The church dates mainly from the early 14th century, and was restored in the 19th century.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2715 1976
Map Sheet:TG21NE
Parish:COLTISHALL, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Medieval parish church, with a variety of building phases.
Saxo-Norman north nave wall with two circular windows, a blocked round headed door, and much Roman brick.
Main body of church dates to about 1300, (S1) states that the church was dedicated in the 1280s, which would make this an important and early example of Y tracery.
Tower and porches added in late 15th century, again an important dated example.
Overall restoration from 1865 to 1877.
Contains a large number of grand 18th/19th century monuments; Norman font.
Good churchyard.
Possible crossbase in yard is actually an erratic.
See (S2) incorporating and superceding notes of 1975 and 1983, and (S3).
E. Rose (NLA) 13 November 2004.

March 2006.
Excavations in churchyard produced floor tiles circa 1400, many post medieval roof tiles and bricks, and redeposited human bone indicating major levelling of graveyard in 19th century. (S4) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 3 April 2006.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • BRICK (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • WINDOW (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FONT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOD SCREEN (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)
  • ROOF TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WINDOW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG2719B.
---Serial: Pevsner, N.. The Buildings of England..
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Coltishall.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Late Saxon. Coltishall.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Photograph: BDF 14.
<S1>Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1805-1810. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Unknown - USE SPECIFIC VOLUME WHERE KNOWN.
<S2>Unpublished document: Rose, E.. 2004. Building Report..
<S3>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
<S4>Unpublished document: Rose, E.. 2006. Further Building Report.

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