Record Details

NHER Number:5470
Type of record:Building
Name:St James' Church, Wilton

Summary

A medieval parish church with an early 14th century tower and stone steeple and chancel, a 14th century nave with 15th century alterations and 19th century restoration. The church contains 15th century pews with pierced backs and arm rests with carved people and animals. Several early 18th century carved headstones stand in the churchyard, as well as a headstone to Elizabeth Wetherall, dated 1675, and one to Thomas Wetherall, dated 1710.

Images

  • St Jame's Church, Wilton.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:TL 7346 8800
Map Sheet:TL78NW
Parish:HOCKWOLD CUM WILTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Largely of about 1340 on older core.
Some windows inserted and porch rebuilt in 15th century.
Good rood screen 15th and 19th century.
See (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NAU)

Slide of pew end in form of sheep and shepherd.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • GRAVESTONE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COFFIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FONT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (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)

Protected Status

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

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TL7388B.
---Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
---Serial: Coteman, J, S. 1819. Excursions through Norfolk..
---Serial: Pevsner, N. & Wilson, B.. 1989. The Buildings of England. Norfolk 2: North-West and South..
---Newspaper Article: 1985. Eastern Daily Press. 30 August.
---Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1989. 15 December.
---Serial: Pevsner, N.. The Buildings of England..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Photograph: FNA 19-21.
<S1>Unpublished document: Rose, E. (NLA). 1992. Building Report..

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