Record Details

NHER Number:10039
Type of record:Building
Name:All Saints' Church, Carleton Rode


This medieval church has later additions and restorations. The chancel dates to around 1300 and the tower and porch are probably 14th century in date. The 14th century tower stair door is an important example. Part of the tower collapsed and was rebuilt during the 18th century. During the 19th century the church was thoroughly restored and a new roof was added.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 1149 9251
Map Sheet:TM19SW

Full description

December 1959. Listed Grade I.
Listing Description:
Church of All Saints, Church Road.
Fabric from late 13th century. Late 13th-century chancel with two windows with two trefoil headed lights and trefoil over, four-light east window with intersecting tracery, the mullions with thin shafts. Late 13th-century south doorway with moulded arch and shafts and double piscina with trefoiled arches and quatrefoil above with hood-mould with leaf corbels. Nave, and north and south aisles with clerestory, with mainly Perpendicular windows, but late 13th-century south aisle east window and north aisle west window and north door. Four bay north and south arcades and chancel arch with octagonal piers and double-hollow-chamfered arches. 15th-century south porch with diagonal buttresses, rounded arch and blocked Perpendicular windows. Squat 14th-century west tower repaired in 1717 with angle buttresses, embattled parapet and pinnacles.
Interior: 15th-century screen with painted figures. 13th-century stained glass panel in south window of chancel. Octagonal font. Late 16th-century alter table.
Built of flint rubble with stone dressings, chancel rendered, and with tiled, slate and lead roofs.
Information from (S1).
P. Watkins (HES), 24 July 2019.

April 2004. Building Survey.
Briefly examined by E. Rose (NLA):
Basically Early English with very fine but much restored chancel. Nothing visible predates 13th century. Tower and porch probably 14th century, altered in 15th. Tower part collapsed in 18th century; reduced and repaired in knapped flint. 19th-century restorations. 13th-century stained glass; 14th-century tower door.
See report (S2) for further details.
E. Rose (NLA), 21 April 1994. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 24 July 2019.

The 18th-century churchyard wall to the south and west of the church was listed Grade II in 1981.
This is now recorded separately as NHER 63590.
P. Watkins (HES), 24 July 2019.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval to Modern - 1066 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds

  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOD SCREEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WALL PAINTING (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)
  • FONT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WINDOW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WINDOW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • Xbell frame (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TM 1192A-C.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1989. Church gets new roof. 28 September.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1998-1999. [Articles on the bells of All Saints' Church, Carleton Rode]. 11 August.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 240-241.
---Leaflet: Pat Graham & Nancy Love. 1976. History of "All Saints' Church" Carleton Rode Norfolk..
---Leaflet: Pat Graham. 1976. History of "All Saints' Church" Carleton Rode, Norfolk..
---Leaflet: Church tours in Brisley and Elham Rural Deanery..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2011. Thieves steal lead from church roofs. 10 May.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1305560.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1994. Building Report.. Building Report.

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63590Parent of: Churchyard wall of All Saints' Church (Monument)

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