Record Details

NHER Number:4053
Type of record:Building
Name:All Saints' Church, Newton by Castle Acre

Summary

A Late Saxon parish church, with a central square tower dividing the nave and chancel. The church has a pair of blocked 11th century loop windows with arched carstone lintels, a double splayed window and an original triangular-headed doorway in the tower. Most of the present windows and doors date from the 14th century. Fragments of Late Saxon and medieval pottery have been found in the churchyard, see NHER 59886.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8306 1550
Map Sheet:TF81NW
Parish:NEWTON BY CASTLE ACRE, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

ALL FINDS RECOVERED FROM THE CHURCHYARD AND PREVIOUSLY RECORDED UNDER NHER 4053 ARE NOW RECORDED UNDER NHER 59886.

Square axial tower about 1050 to 1066, cruciform plan, noted by (S1) and (S2) classify as C3 (1050-1100).
(S3) says pre-Conquest. The inside arches are 1.5m (5') wide and 2.9m (9'8") to springing.
Ironbound conglomerate used.
Roman bricks claimed in tower by (S4) and (S5), according to R.R. Clarke (NCM), but he later stated they were not Roman.
(S6) also notes 'later' windows and gives plate as Chalice and paten 1567 or 1574; paten 1705.
Tom Martin, about 1740, draws a ?Perpendicular? east window, central capped tower with paired bell openings east and south, lancet below on south, mark of a ?missing transept, small south porch with large ?blocked window above.
E. Rose (NAU) 18 March 1981, not yet visited.

Portion of nave screen, Perpendicular, destroyed pre 1865.
E. Rose (NAU).

Listed grade I, see (S7).
E. Rose 2 December 1985.

Aerial photograph list in file.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Late Saxon to Post Medieval - 851 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PARISH CHURCH (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BRICK (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF8315A-F, J, S-T.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TF 8215E - F.
---Unpublished Document: 1983. Guide to the Church of St Mary and All Saints, Newton..
---Unpublished Document: Randall, G.. 2009. Newton-by-Castle Acre, Great Dunham and Oxnead churches: camparing the plans.. December.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Late Saxon. Newton By Castle Acre.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Monograph: Brown, G. B. 1903. Anglo-Saxon Architecture. The Arts in Early England. Vol II. pp 225, 346, 473.
<S2>Monograph: Taylor, H.M. and Taylor, J.. 1978. Anglo Saxon Architecture..
<S3>Publication: Cautley, H. M. 1949. Norfolk Churches. p 224.
<S4>Article in Serial: 1931. Journal of the British Archaeological Association. Vol XL p 54. p 54.
<S5>Newspaper Article: Eastern Evening News.
<S6>Serial: Pevsner, N. & Wilson, B.. 1989. The Buildings of England. Norfolk 2: North-West and South..
<S7>Scheduling Record: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.

Related records - none

Find out more...

Norfolk County Council logo Heritage Lottery Fund logo

Powered by HBSMR-web and the HBSMR Gateway from exeGesIS SDM Ltd, and mojoPortal CMS
© 2007 - 2018 Norfolk Historic Environment Service