Record Details

NHER Number:4207
Type of record:Building
Name:St Margaret's Church, Little Dunham

Summary

This medieval flint church has an Early English nave, chancel, north aisle and demolished chapel. The tower is in Perpendicular style as is the south porch. Inside is a remarkable head corbel of a horned head on the chapel arcade. Some medieval wall paintings remain on two arches in the chancel north arcade. The church may originally have been a manorial chapel within a medieval enclosure now visible as earthworks (NHER 11351).

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 8635 1297
Map Sheet:TF81SE
Parish:LITTLE DUNHAM, BRECKLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Early English nave, chancel, north aisle and demolished chapel. Decorated north aisle north windows. Perpendicular tower, south porch, some windows. Remarkable head corbel on chapel arcade. Some wallpainting. 18th century monuments. Two coffin slabs. Late Saxon cross noted by Pevsner probably mythical.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NLA), 8 November 1994.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • COFFIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DOOR (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)
  • WALL PAINTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: Ladbrooke AR15-16; HAW 18.
---Aerial Photograph: TF8612 A,B,E-F.
---Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1808. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Vol IX.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1903. Hundred of Launditch. The Churches of Norfolk. pp 53-59.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TF 8612G - J.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Publication: Church of St. Margaret Little Dunham.
---Photograph: Haw 18 Horned head in chancel arcade.
---Website: Knott, S.. 2004. St Margaret, Little Dunham. http://www.norfolkchurches.co.uk/littledunham/littledunham.htm. 25 June 2010.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2010. £1.4m church repairs boost. 19 February.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 520.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1994. Building Report.. Building Report.

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