Record Details

NHER Number:4178
Type of record:Building
Name:St Andrew's Church, Great Dunham

Summary

This 11th century flint church has been partly rendered. Reused Roman bricks and ashlar blocks are used as dressings. Although the church retains many of its 11th century features including its three storey central tower, much of the building has been substantially altered, the chancel being virtually rebuilt in the 19th century. It contains the altar stone from the site of St Mary's Church (NHER 4200).

Images

  • The west doorway of St Andrew's Church, Great Dunham  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
  • The interior of St Andrew's Church, Great Dunham  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service

Location

Grid Reference:TF 873 147
Map Sheet:TF81SE
Parish:GREAT DUNHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Saxo Norman church with ?Roman bricks. Altered in 13th and 15th centuries.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 22 February 1982.

17 July 1984. In rabbit scrapings. From churchyard.
Roman, Middle Saxon, Late Saxon, medieval, Iron Age? sherds.
See addenda to (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 2 October 1984.

October 1992.
Salvage record made before replastering of interior.
See (S2).
E. Rose (NLA), 22 October 1992.

April 1996.
Recorded by A. Rogerson (NLA) and D. Wicks (NLA) after stripping of chancel exterior established that chancel is basically 11th century and 13th century, with 19th century coating.
See (S3).
A. Rogerson (NLA) 22 April 1996.

20 June 2009. Casual find.
Middle Saxon pottery sherd.
See list in file
A. Rogerson, (NLA), 23 June 2009

01 July 2010. Casual find.
One Roman and two Medieval pottery sherds recovered from an area of animal disturbed bare soil north of the church.
See details in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 03 August 2012.

November 2017
Major repair project ongoing. Restoration of 1885 of which there is a full specification in the record office is of interest eg Lead roof covering was remoevd; concrete underfloor laid; chancel floor raised; Drain gullies laid around exterior walls of church (They have just been removed ane reveal the curve and join of the original apse); west window was unblocked; details of window rebuilding; fomer sedilia in chancel filled in with brick, (for further information See S4).
S. Heywood (HES) 04 December 2017.

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • CHURCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Iron Age - 800 BC to 42 AD)
  • BRICK (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DOOR (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • WINDOW (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COFFIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • COFFIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 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)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DOOR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WINDOW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Fox, G. E. 1889. Roman Norfolk. The Archaeological Journal. Vol XLVI pp 331-367. p 359.
---Monograph: 1901. The Victoria History of Norfolk. The Victoria History of the Counties of England. Vol 1. pp 297, 316.
---Aerial Photograph: TF8714 M, N.
---Article in Serial: Walker, F. G. 1910. Roman Roads into Cambridge. Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiqarian Society. XIV (New Series Vol VIII) pp 141-176. p 157.
---Article in Serial: 1925. [unknown]. Journal of the British Archaeological Association. Second Series Vol XXXI. p 115.
---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1077480.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1903. Hundred of Launditch. The Churches of Norfolk. pp 44-52.
---Publication: Clapham, I.. 1930. [unknown]. pp.110, 113-4. pp 110, 113-114.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Unpublished Document: Baines, A. E. W.. 2001. Letter. RE: 2 BELLS AT ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH, GREAT DUNHAM. 10 January.
---Photograph: FWV 1 to 12. St Andrew's Church, Great Dunham.
---Photograph: Ashley, H.. G8396 and G8397. St Andrew's Church, Great Dunham..
---Photograph: Ashley, H.. St Andrew's Church, Great Dunham..
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 364-365.
---Article in Serial: Carthew, G. A. 1847. Notices of the Saxon or Early Norman Church of Great Dunham. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol I pp 91-99. pp 92, 96.
---Unpublished Document: Randall, G.. 2009. Newton-by-Castle Acre, Great Dunham and Oxnead churches: camparing the plans.. December.
---Leaflet: Great Dunham.
---Photograph: St. Andrews, Great Dunham Church. Print.
---Publication: Taylor, H. M. and Taylor, J. 1965. Anglo-Saxon Architecture.
---Publication: Whittingham, 2. [unknown].
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Dunham (Great) [2].
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Late Saxon. Dunham (Great).
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Photograph: AS 32. Old print of interior of St Andrew's Church, Great Dunham.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1982. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Rose, E. (NLA). 1992. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S3>Unpublished Document: Rogerson, A. and Wicks, D.. 1996. 4178 Great Dunham Notes on the elevations.
<S4>Unpublished Report: Milne, W. 1885. Specification fo restoration of Great Dunham Church. Architect's specification.

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