Record Details

NHER Number:4653
Type of record:Building
Name:Church of St Andrew, Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St Andrew


The 16th century south tower porch of the original St Andrew's Church survives, and it is through this that visitors pass into the new church, which was designed by Thomas Jekyll in 1866. The building itself is of knapped flint, red brick and stone, and has a nave and south aisle, apse and a tower added in 1881. Inside, the 14th or 15th century font survives.


  • St Andrew's Church, Thorpe St Andrew.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
  • St Andrew's Church, Thorpe St Andrew.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
  • St Andrew's Church, Thorpe St Andrew.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 2607 0843
Map Sheet:TG20NE

Full description

Ruins of old church - nave, chancel and porch-tower; all of late 15th/16th century date. 14th-15th century font, hatchment in new church.
'New' church by Thomas Jekyll 1866, tower 1881, spire removed 1954.
See report (S2) and press cutting (S3) in file.
Compiled by E. Rose (NAU), 28 August 1987.

Appropriate section from reference (S4) in file.

Date 1624 on sundial.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval to Post Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1866 AD?)
  • FONT (Medieval to Modern - 1300 AD? to 2050 AD)
  • CHURCH (Post Medieval to Modern - 1866 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds

  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Serial: Pevsner, N.. The Buildings of England..
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1989. Picture of spire before Hitler's explosives demolished it.. 15 August.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1993. Thorpe St. Andrew parish church - picture.. 19 February.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1997. 'Richmond of Norfolk' looking like a model village.. 6 August.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1998. St. Andrews Church, Thorpe - picture.. 9 January.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
<S2>Unpublished document: Rose, E.. 1987. Building Report..
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1982. Danger forces closure of Thorpe ruins.. 21 October.
<S4>Publication: Batcock, N. 1991. The Ruined and Disused Churches of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology, 51. Microfiche 5:G12.

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