Record Details

NHER Number:2816
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of St Nicholas' Chapel, Bittering Street


This is the site of St Nicolas' church, the parish church of Great Bittering (Bittering Street). The church may have disappeared by the 16th century, and had certainly vanished by the 18th century. The parish boundary between Beetley and Gressenhall makes a detour around the site of the churchyard.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9593 1734
Map Sheet:TF91NE

Full description

October 1978. Visit.
(S1) claims that 'it is said' that foundations are visible, but no traces were found in rough pasture.
Note how the parish boundary avoids churchyard.
E. Rose (NAU), 26 October 1978.

Appropriate section from (S2) in file.

(S2) notes that the church has disappeared by the 18th century, and the parish of Great Bittering annexed to Gressenhall. The church may have disappeared before the mid 16th century.
S. Spooner (NLA) 13 January 2006

Monument Types

  • CHAPEL (Medieval to 17th Century - 1066 AD to 1699 AD?)
  • CHURCH (Medieval to 17th Century - 1066 AD to 1699 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Gressenhall.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Monograph: Pevsner, N. 1962. North-West and South Norfolk. The Buildings of England. 1st Edition. p 91.
<S2>Monograph: Batcock, N. 1991. The Ruined and Disused Churches of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 51. Microfiche 5:G12. No 141; p 53.

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