Record Details

NHER Number:3484
Type of record:Building
Name:St Mary's Church, Flitcham


A medieval parish church, which dates back to the late 11th century. Late Saxon or Norman features include a window in the tower, Norman windows in the nave and Norman arcading. The chancel of the church has gone, and is visible only as an earthwork platform. The church was extended in the 15th century and extensively restored in the late 19th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7250 2662
Map Sheet:TF72NW

Full description

Interesting Saxon and Norman church containing Roman tiles, chancel now demolished, nave altered in 14th, 15th and 19th centuries.
Ruined transeptal chapel. A 1933 excavation revealed the altar and a tiled floor.
Central tower.
For full details see report in file.
E. Rose (NAU) 29 April 1981.

Medieval coin found in pointing.
see report.
S. Margeson (NCM) 1 May 1981.

1 October 1996. NLA air photography.
Church and earthworks visible.
H. Clare (NLA), 23 October 2001.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Late Saxon to Modern - 851 AD to 2050 AD)
  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FLOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • SITE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COFFIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOKEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF7226 F-L,AB,AM-AP,AT-AV.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TF 7226AY - ABB.
---Archive: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 72 NW 3 [2].
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Flitcham-cum-appleton.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Photograph: BVS 20 A.
<S1>Unpublished document: Rose, E.. 1981. Building Report.
<S2>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.

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