Record Details

NHER Number:8210
Type of record:Building
Name:St Nicholas' Church

Summary

This 13th century church was demolished in the early 19th century, and rebuilt with the shell of a round west tower, which fell down in 1899. The whole church was again rebuilt in 1931, using some old material. The building as it stands now consists of the stump of the round west tower (used as a baptistry), a nave and chancel in one and a south porch. Inside, the medieval font survives, and there is a framed inscribed lead sheet relating to the 19th century rebuild.

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Location

Grid Reference:TG 3261 2595
Map Sheet:TG32NW
Parish:DILHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Original possibly about 1300. Rebuilt in about 1820 with round tower that fell in 1899.
Rebuilt 1931. Some old remains.
For full details see (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NAU).

Originally, this was a 13th century church, but was demolished in the early 19th century, and rebuilt with the shell of a round west tower, which fell down in 1899. The whole church was again rebuilt in 1931, using some old material. The building as it stands now consists of the stump of the round west tower (used as a baptistry), a nave and chancel in one and a south porch. Inside, the medieval font survives, and there is a framed inscribed lead sheet relating to the 19th century rebuild. The churchyard has old gravestones and a heavy obelisk commemorating William Norfor, who died in 1851.
Information from (S2). See associated file.
P. Aldridge (NLA), 18 January 2006.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DOOR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WINDOW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1810. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Vol XI.
---Map: Bryant, A.. 1826. Bryant's Map of Norfolk.
---Illustration: Ladbrooke.
---Directory: White, W.. 1845. White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Rose, E.. 1981. Building Report.
<S2>Website: Knott, S.. 2005. http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/dilham/dilham.htm.

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