Record Details

NHER Number:6682
Type of record:Building
Name:St Andrew's Church, Saxthorpe, Corpusty


A Late Saxon church, which was extended and altered in the 14th and 15th centuries. The church contains a painted screen from the 15th century, and a 14th century font.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1160 3043
Map Sheet:TG13SW

Full description

Basically a Late Saxon building.
Above the tower arch is a splayed window looking into the church, which may predate the present roof height.
There is a large amount of ironbound conglomerate in the building, including an arch over a side window, and quoins. There are also large blocks in the east wall of the north aisle, which suggests that the Saxon building was unusually large, with transepts.
The rest of the church is mainly 14th century, in the Decorated style.
The nave has 15th century windows and arcades in the Perpendicular style.
13th century tombslab, 14th century font, and a 15th century painted screen and benches.
See (S1) and (S2).
E.Rose 17 January 1983.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • WINDOW (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FONT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (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: TG1130A, D.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1992. Ding dong verily on high. 17 November.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TG 1130H - K.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1953. Accidental Discovery by Verger at Saxthorpe. 26 August.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1988. A Sentinel of Centuries: Gateway to North Norfolk. 23 April.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1957. Saxthorpe Church Discovery. 1 March.
---Serial: Pevsner, N.. Pevsner.
---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Corpusty [2].
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: Rose, E.. 1983. Building Report..
<S2>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.

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