Record Details

NHER Number:3550
Type of record:Building
Name:St Lawrence's Church, Harpley

Summary

It has been suggested that parts of this flint church dates to the Late Saxon and Norman periods. Documents record that the church was built between 1294 and 1332. Work of this date can be seen inside the church and in the south aisle. The southwest tower and chancel date to the 14th century. The nave, north aisle and south porch were rebuilt in the 15th century in Perpendicular style. Interesting features include the angel figures on the nave roof and the animal armrests of the carved benches.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 7887 2606
Map Sheet:TF72NE
Parish:HARPLEY, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

July 1977.
Late Saxon and Norman work suggested, but present church of around 1310 much altered in 15th century.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), August 1990.

1970s or 80s. Alan Carter Norwich Survey.
See (S2), which includes (S3).
T.E. Miller (NLA), 19 April 2006.

This is one of the sixty five Norfolk churches selected for (S4).
D. Gurney (NLA), 17 February 2006.

It has been suggested that parts of this flint church dates to the Late Saxon and Norman periods. Documents record that the church was built between 1294 and 1332. Work of this date can be seen inside the church and in the south aisle. The southwest tower and chancel date to the 14th century. The nave, north aisle and south porch were rebuilt in the 15th century in Perpendicular style. Interesting features include the angel figures on the nave roof and the animal armrests of the carved benches.
M. Dennis (NLA), 12 April 2006.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • CHURCH (Medieval to Modern - 1066 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF7826A-C.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1994. St. Lawrence's Church - picture.. 17 May.
---Monograph: Crowmwell, T. and Cotman, J.S.. 1818. Excursions through Norfolk.
---Leaflet: The Church of St Lawrence, Harpley..
---Monograph: Hart, S.. 2010. Medieval Church Window Tracery in England. p 68.
---Leaflet: The Church of St Lawrence.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Article in serial: Jones, H. 1879. Notes on Harpley Church. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol VIII pp 17-38. pp 17-38.
<S1>Unpublished document: E. Rose. 1977. Building Report..
<S2>Unpublished document: Carter, A.. Building Survey.
<S3>Graphic material: Various. Various. Architectural plans..
<S4>Monograph: Jenkins, S.. 2000. England's Thousand Best Churches..

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