Record Details

NHER Number:2345
Type of record:Building
Name:St Mary's Church, Great Massingham


A medieval parish church, mainly dating from the 13th and 15th centuries. The church contains Early English arcades and a 13th century font. Late Saxon or medieval pottery has been found in the churchyard.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7987 2295
Map Sheet:TF72SE

Full description

See (S1) for description of painted screen and carved benches in 1865.
E. Rose (NAU)

Listed Grade I.
See (S2).
E. Rose (NAU) 24 February 1986.

2005, before 9 March. Found while grave digging.
Late Saxon or medieval shelly ware rim.
See description in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 8 April 2005.

St Mary's dates from the 13th century, and was largely rebuilt in the 15th century. The south porch dates to the 13th century, and has a good example of Early English arcading. The interior of the church also has Early English arcades, and a 13th century font.
See (S2).
S. Spooner (NLA) 9 January 2006

before 10 June 2009. Casual find whilst grave digging.
Middle Saxon and Late Saxon pottery.
See list in file
A. Rogerson, (NLA), 30 June 2009

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF8829F-J.
---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. p 367.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. 1962. North-West and South Norfolk. The Buildings of England. 1st Edition. p 178; Pl 8.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1996. Craftsman has time on his hand. 16 May.
<S1>Article in Serial: Plunkett, G. A. F. 1979. Norfolk Church Screens - 1865 Survey. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXVII Pt II pp 178-189. p 184.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1171571.

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