Record Details

NHER Number:8932
Type of record:Building
Name:St Botolph's Church, Morley


A medieval parish church dating mainly from the 13th and 15th centuries, but with some evidence of Norman work including a stoup and other reused fragments. The church was restored in 1880 when the east wal, the south porch and the ruined medieval vestry were rebuilt. The church was badly damaged by a fire in 1959 and was restored and re-roofed in 1962. Medieval floor tiles and roof tiles have been found in the churchyard.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0693 0021
Map Sheet:TG00SE

Full description

Mound, possible round barrow, in churchyard.
Church with Norman fragments, east window about 1300, otherwise Perpendicular, of several builds throughout 15th century.
Restored and part rebuilt 1880.
Damaged by fire 1959.
Restored 1962.
Medieval bricks and floor tiles from trench.
See (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 29 August 2001.

Monument Types

  • MOUND (Unknown date)
  • ROUND BARROW (Bronze Age - 2350 BC to 701 BC)
  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRICK (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DOOR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FONT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG0600A, B.
---Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TG 0700B - C.
---Serial: Pevsner, N. & Wilson, B.. 1989. The Buildings of England. Norfolk 2: North-West and South..
---Monograph: Brandon, R. & J.A.. 1850. Parish Churches: being perspective views of English ecclesiastical structures: accompanied by plans drawn to a uniform scale, and letter-press descriptions..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Rose, E.. 2001. Building Report..

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