Record Details

NHER Number:3418
Type of record:Building
Name:All Saints' Church, East Winch


A parish church which dates back to the Late Saxon period, and which contains a 12th century piscina and stonework. A chapel to the Howard family was founded in the early 14th century, and the church was substantially rebuilt by a member of the Howard family in the early 15th century. The church was restored by Gilbert Scott in the 1870s.


  • All Saints' Church, East Winch  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TF 6909 1625
Map Sheet:TF61NE

Full description

Massive conglomerate southwest nave quoins suggest Late Saxon or Saxo-Norman origin.
Later Norman work includes 12th century piscina and reused fragments; (carved head from NHER 11978 might possibly from here). Possible Norman core to tower.
West end of chancel, formerly flanked by chapels, early 14th century.
Nave and aisles rebuilt, tower reclad, chancel altered, and probably brick porch added between 1388 and 1428, largely under supervision of William Rose whose tomb remains.
Restoration in 1870s by Scott.
Some good memorials including coffin slabs.
Dated font.
Portion of rood screen.
See (S1) and (S2).
E. Rose (NLA) 26 May 1995.

July 2004.
However the story of William Rose has been shown to be fictional, see (S1).
Drain trenches observed.
See note in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 2 August 2004.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COFFIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FONT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOD SCREEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (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)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Alvis, E. J. 1907. Sepulchral Cross Slabs in East Winch Church. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XVI pp 169-176. p 169.
---Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1805-1810. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Volume Unknown.
---Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
---*Verbal Communication: James, E.. [unknown].
---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 326-327.
---Leaflet: A Guide to All Saints Church, East Winch..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2017. Lead thieves strip roof from yet another church is series of ransackings. 18 May.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1995. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1342382.

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