Record Details

NHER Number:6915
Type of record:Building
Name:St Andrew's Church, Bacton


A rather isolated church, consisting of a west tower, nave, chancel and south porch. Construction is of flint, freestone and brick. The earliest visible part of the building is the stoup in the south nave doorway, which is of Norman date. The rest is mainly 14th century with a 15th century tower and a 15th or early 16th century south porch. There were also alterations and restorations in the 19th century, evidenced by finds from this period made during a programme of archaeological monitoring and recording in 2012.
Inside, there is a 14th century font and 16th century wall paintings. The churchyard has many interesting gravestones, including an Art Nouveau memorial dating to 1924.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3358 3369
Map Sheet:TG33SW

Full description

Norman stoup.
Church mainly decorated (Indulgence granted 1393) with Perpendicular tower and alterations (15th century bequests).
Exceptionally fine font and piscina.
Wallpainting dating to about 1600.
In graveyard, exceptionally fine Art Nouveau memorial 1924.
See (S3) in file, also accounts for 1857 restoration.
(S4) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 1 December 2001.

August 2007. Listed Grade II.
Montgomery Memorial (1924).
See (S5) for further information.
A. Cattermole (NLA), 12 November 2009.

May 2012. Archaeological Monitoring and Recording.
A programme of archaeological monitoring and recording during the removal of the floor and pew platforms on the north side of the nave revealed levelling deposits for former surfaces of which one small remnant remained. Finds observed suggested a 19th century date, in accordance with the church's restoration in 1847.
See (S6) for details.
E. Bales (HES), 27 August 2012.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval to Modern - 1066 AD to 2050 AD)
  • FLOOR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • COMMEMORATIVE MONUMENT (Modern - 1924 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds

  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FONT (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
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Serial: Pevsner, N.. The Buildings of England..
<S2>Article in serial: Plunkett, G. A. F. 1979. Norfolk Church Screens - 1865 Survey. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXVII Pt II pp 178-189. p 180.
<S3>Unpublished document: Rose, E.. 2001. Building Report..
<S4>Photograph: Rose, E.. 2005. LMZ. 3-5.
<S5>Scheduling record: English Heritage. List of Buildings of Historical and Architectural Interest.
<S6>Unpublished document: Cope-Faulkner, P.. 2012. Archaeological Project Services Report No. 39/12 Archaeological Monitoring and Recording at St Andrew's Church, Bacton, Norfolk..

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