Record Details

NHER Number:3295
Type of record:Building
Name:St Mary's Church, South Wootton


This church may have Late Saxon origins. The chancel dates to around 1300 and the church has very unusual transepts that date to about 1400. The tower is a much later addition which was made in the 18th/19th century. Inside, there is a Norman font carved with fearsome masks and a wonderful bier with a Latin inscription that dates it to 1611.


  • St Mary's Church, South Wootton. Photograph from  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TF 6403 2275
Map Sheet:TF62SW

Full description

Late Saxon fossil quoins and much conglomerate - possible evidence of demolished Late Saxon corner tower. Chancel of around 1300, very unusual transepts of around 1400? Tower 18th and/or 19th century.
Important Norman font and bier of 1611.
See report in file.
E. Rose (NAU) 29 March 1984.

Church damaged by fire July 1989.
E. Rose (NAU) 24 July 1989.

Press cuttings (S1), architects plans (S2) and photographs (S3) in file.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Late Saxon to Post Medieval - 851 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FONT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1990. Church repairs under way. 2 March. 2.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2012. Bells to ring out across village after 30 years. 27 March.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1989. Church blaze. 21 July.
<S2>Graphic material: Various. Various. Architectural plans..
<S3>Photograph: CLY 36-38.

Related records - none

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