Record Details

NHER Number:6821
Type of record:Building
Name:St Giles' Church, Colby


This church was built around 1300 and was extended in the 15th century and reduced in the 18th century. The south porch is in Perpendicular style and is a particularly good example. There is a medieval stone cross close to the south porch in the churchyard.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2201 3113
Map Sheet:TG23SW

Full description

Basically about 1300, extended in the 15th century and drastically reduced in the 18th. Cross in yard.
For full details see (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 5 November 1981.

Church listed Grade II*, cross II.
Cross in yard scheduled 1998.
See (S2).

Church basically of the late 13th or early 14th century, now represented by base of tower, walls and sedilia. Raised in height, given new windows and ornate porch in late 15th century. North aisle and chapel demolished and replaced by brickwork, east wall rebuilt, in late 18th century. Roof of 1890.
Contains important reredos said to be from Gunton, and reset stained glass.
(S3) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 21 August 2006.

See NHER 37630 for Bacton to King's Lynn Transco pipeline, plot number 52, with findings which may represent the remains of a shrunken medieval village associated with this church.
J. Allen (NLA), 6 August 2007.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • FONT (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)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Scheduled Monument
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG 2231A,B-D.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 19. Eastern Daily Press. 28 August.
---Illustration: Ladbrooke. About 1820.
---Serial: Pevsner, N.. The Buildings of England..
---Leaflet: Bestelink, W.. A short guide to the church of St Giles, Colby..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Photograph: BZM 11.
<S1>Unpublished document: Rose, E.. 1981. Building Report.
<S2>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
<S3>Unpublished document: Rose, E.. 2006. Building Report..

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