Record Details

NHER Number:10647
Type of record:Building
Name:St Peter's Church, Hedenham


This church consists of a slender unbuttressed west tower, nave, chancel and south porch. The building is mainly 14th and 15th century, but was heavily though carefully restored in the 19th century, including the rendering over of the nave and chancel. Some older features remain, including shields, animal heads and gargoyles on the tower, the original timber roof frame on the south porch and a small sundial over its entrance and a fine though much worn 18th century wall tablet on the south chancel wall. The interior of the church was redecorated from 1862 in High Victorian Gothic style, and is a fine example. The 14th century decorated font survives, as does part of the restored 14th century piscina. There are also a number of good brasses, wall monuments and tablets.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 3121 9338
Map Sheet:TM39SW

Full description

14th and 15th centuries, remodelled 19th century.
Marked on Ordnance Survey as St Mary's, (S1) alters to St Peter's.

Copy of (S2) in file for NHER 10648.
Relevant extract now copied to this secondary file.

(S3) notes a complete ring of six bells of 1838 in a two tier frame.
E. Rose (NLA), 21 January 2005.

(S4) notes that the steps up to the graveyard are paved with reset grave foot stones.
P. Aldridge (NLA),10 February 2006.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Publication: [Unknown]. [unknown]. Palimpsests Behind 'Norfolk' Brasses (N).
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). TM 3193A-C.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 392.
---Leaflet: St. Peters Hedenham, Church Guide..
---Leaflet: Roy Tricker. Church Guide.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1304292.
<S2>Monograph: Churches of the Ditchingham Group..
<S3>*Verbal Communication: Cattermole, P.. 2004. [unknown]. December.
<S4>Website: Knott, S.. 2005. St Peter, Hedenham. 10 February 2006.

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