Record Details

NHER Number:9205
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of St Andrew's Church, Old Buckenham


The site of St Andrew's, a medieval church, is now under some stables. The church belonged to Old Buckenham Abbey (NHER 9202) and was dissolved along with the abbey in 1536. A mansion was built on the site and later the present stables. Human skeletons were found here in 1968.

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Grid Reference:TM 0728 9128
Map Sheet:TM09SE

Full description

Site of, belonging to Old Buckenham priory. At dissolution passed to Sir Thomas Knevet and was converted into a barn. Marked as St Andrew's Hall on Ordnance Survey.

1968. Monitoring.
NCM reports that after the digging of new foundation holes 75cm (2 feet 6 inches) for a new barn at ‘The Stud’, human burials were discovered. They appear to belong to the churchyard of St Andrew. After 1536 the church then belonged to Sir Thomas Knevet and was converted into a barn. The entire site is now under stables ect.
Information taken from (S4).
E. Rose (NAU), 18 November 1976. Amended by M. Langham-Lopez (HES), 02 May 2013.

Presumably the site later became a mansion as it is recorded as the seat of the Hon. and Rev. G. Herbert in 1805.
Information from (S1).

In 1797 belonged to Miss Head.
See (S2).
E. Rose (NAU).

Appropriate section from (S3) in file.

Monument Types

  • BARN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Human Skeletal Remains (HSR). Buckenham, Old.
<S1>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 09 SE 10.
<S2>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S3>Monograph: Batcock, N. 1991. The Ruined and Disused Churches of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 51. Microfiche 5:G12. No 148; p 53.
<S4>Article in Serial: Wilson, D. M. and Hurst, D. G. 1971. Medieval Britain in 1968. Medieval Archaeology. Vol XIII (for 1969) pp 230-287. p 251.

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