Record Details

NHER Number:6172
Type of record:Building
Name:SS Andrew and Mary's Church, Langham

Summary

A medieval parish church, dating mainly to the 14th century. The church contains a 13th century octagonal font that bears an interesting grafitto - 'Alice Nettleton baptised the 14th day of April 1692'. The north window was designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones for Morris & Co. in 1894. Captain Marryat, best known for his classic novel 'The Children of the New Forest', lived in Langham and is buried in the churchyard.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 0076 4123
Map Sheet:TG04SW
Parish:LANGHAM, NORTH NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Former church of Great Bishop's or King's Langham, now parish church of Langham.
Contains ironbound conglomerate.
13th century font.
Otherwise all visible structure is 14th century Decorated core with 15th century Perpendicular exterior.
Rebuilt porch and vestry, post medieval.
Restoration 1868.
Unusual constructional details revealed 1989 may indicate uncompleted north aisle.
Interesting memorials; royal arms; 19th century stained glass.
See (S1) to (S5) in file.
Listed grade I, see (S6).
E. Rose (NAU), 1 November 1989.

The octagonal font bears an interesting grafitto - 'Alice Nettleton baptised the 14th day of April 1692'. The north window was designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones for Morris & Co. in 1894, and the west window was designed by Kempe in 1911. Captain Marryat, best known for his classic novel 'The Children of the New Forest', lived in Manor Cottage (now Langham Lodge), and is buried in the churchyard.
See (S7) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 25 April 2006

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • 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)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • Xbell frame (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG 0041/ C, F. G.
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Rose, E.. 1989. Building Report..
<S2>Photograph: EZJ 30-33.
<S3>Newspaper Article: 1989. Eastern Daily Press. 16 February.
<S4>Newspaper Article: 1982. Eastern Daily Press. 30 October.
<S5>Newspaper Article: 1978. Eastern Daily Press. 19 April.
<S6>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
<S7>Publication: Linnell, C.L.S.. 1961. St Andrew and St Mary, Langham Episcopi.

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