Record Details

NHER Number:7564
Type of record:Building
Name:St Botolph's Church, Banningham, Colby


The earliest dateable parts of this church are from before 1300 but it is thought that parts of the chancel wall are considerably older than this. The tower arch, arcades and chancel arch were built between 1320 and 1340. The present layout of the church was established before 1500, although significant changes were made in the 15th century in Perpendicular style. Restorations also took place in the 19th and 20th century. There are some good wall paintings within the building including one of St George and the dragon.


  • Restoration of St Botolph's Church in 1985  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 2156 2943
Map Sheet:TG22NW

Full description

Early to mid 14th century, altered 15th century. Rood beam remains, and wall paintings. Chancel arch taken down and rebuilt 1985.
See (S1) and (S2).
E. Rose (NAU), 6 December 1985.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WALL PAINTING (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

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1986. Eastern Daily Press. 30 May.
---Newspaper Article: 6 October 19. Eastern Daily Press.
---Illustration: Ladbrooke. 1824.
---Serial: Pevsner, N.. Buildings of England: Norfolk..
---Leaflet: Bestelink, W.. A short guide to the church of St Botolph, Banningham..
---Secondary File: Secondary file.
<S1>Unpublished document: E. Rose. 1985. Building Report..
<S2>Photograph: CVS 6-8-.
<S3>Serial: Blomefield, F.. 1805-1810. An Essay Towards a Topographical History of the County of Norfolk.. Unknown - USE SPECIFIC VOLUME WHERE KNOWN.

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