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 wall, 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.

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Grid Reference:TG 0693 0021
Map Sheet:TG00SE

Full description

Mound, possible round barrow, in churchyard (now recorded under NHER 63608).
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. Amended H. Hamilton (HES), 15 July 2019.

Monument Types

  • 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.
---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1905. Hundred of Forehoe. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol XVII. pp 175-181.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TG 0700B - C.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Publication: Brandon, R. and Brandon, J.A.. 1851. Parish Churches: being perspective views of English ecclesiastical structures: accompanied by plans drawn to a uniform scale, and letter-press descriptions..
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 544-545.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 2001. Building Report.. Building Report.

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