Record Details

NHER Number:4976
Type of record:Building
Name:St Mary's Church, Cranwich


This isolated church consists of a round west tower, nave, chancel and south porch, in flint and limestone with some brick, and with a thatched roof. The round tower is very early, probably 11th century, and has sound holes with knotted tracery.The nave is from the same period, and the chancel dates to about 1300. The porch and north door are 14th century. The larger windows were replaced in the 15th century. Inside, there is a 14th century octagonal font, and a medieval altar slab used as flooring.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 7827 9487
Map Sheet:TL79SE

Full description

3 April 1987. Visit.
In circular churchyard, or almost so, but possibly due to natural causes. Round tower probably 11th century. Otherwise, about 1300 and 14th to 15th century. Good nave roof but hidden. (S1).
Report (S2), press cutting (S3) and photographs (S4) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 4 April 1987.

March 2009.
Church awarded £59,000 for essential maintenance work
See (S5) in file
H. White (NLA), 4 March 2009

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Late Saxon to Post Medieval - 851 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • WINDOW (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TL7894F-G (undated), Y, (26 April 1984).
---Publication: Cautley, H. M. 1949. Norfolk Churches. pp 5, 189.
---Publication: Messent, C. J. W. 1936. The Parish Churches of Norfolk & Norwich. p 65.
---Serial: Pevsner, N.. The Buildings of England..
---Publication: Taylor, H. M. and Taylor, J. 1965. Anglo-Saxon Architecture.
---Leaflet: Birdsall, N.. 1975. St Mary's Church, Cranwich.
---Publication: Whittington.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Late Saxon. Cranwich.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
<S2>Unpublished document: E. Rose. 1987. Building Report.. 3 April.
<S3>Newspaper Article: 24 October 1. Eastern Daily Press.
<S4>Photograph: Various.
<S5>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2009. Historic churches awarded millions of pounds for essential maintenance work. 4 March.

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