Record Details

NHER Number:1990
Type of record:Building
Name:All Saints' Church, Barmer


A small and isolated church, this consists of a chancel, nave, north aisle and round west tower. Only the nave and tower are medieval, probably late 12th century, although the chancel arch may be Norman. The north aisle was added in the late 14th century, but the rest of the church is an 1885 rebuild.
The church had fallen into decline by the 16th century, and the chancel and aisle were ruinous by that time. By the 19th century, services were infrequent, and the church was being used as a mortuary chapel. In 1870, catacombs were dug under the chancel. Following the 1885 restoration, the church contined to decline, and was declared redundant in 1978, when it was leased to the Norfolk Churches Trust.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 8091 3362
Map Sheet:TF83SW

Full description

In ruins before 1885 restoration. In 1870 catacombs were dug under the chancel.
E.Rose (NAU).

June 1953. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description Excerpt:
"Parish church, now redundant. 12th century round-tower and nave fabric, 13th century, 15th century details, restoration 1885-1886 by Frederick Preedy architect. Flint with stone dressings, slate roofs, partly fishscale pattern. West round tower, three bay nave and north aisle, two bay chancel."
Information from (S1).
Please consult the National Heritage List for England (S1) for the current details.
Amended by H. Hamilton (HES), 8 November 2019.

1994. A sketch plan of the drain trenches at All Saint's Church were drawn (S2).

19 May 1996. Wall, ? Of churchyard northern boundary, cut through by drain trench.
Medieval roofing and floor tiles.
Late Saxon and medieval sherds.
See plans and report in file.
See polaroid (S3).
A.Rogerson (NLA) 16 May 1996.

Appropriate section from (S4) in file.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCHYARD (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WALL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • VAULT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1900. Hundred of Gallow. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol VI. pp 7-11.
---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. pp 192-193.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1077802.
<S2>Monograph: Batcock, N. 1991. The Ruined and Disused Churches of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 51. Microfiche 5:G12. No 2; p 50.
<S3>Photograph: NCC Find Identification and Recording Service. c. 1975-2000. HES Find Polaroid Collection. HES Find Polaroid Collection. polaroid. black and white.
<S4>Illustration: Unattributed. 1994. Sketch plan of drain trenches at All Saints' Church.. Film. 1:100.

Related records - none

Find out more...

Norfolk County Council logo Heritage Lottery Fund logo

Powered by HBSMR-web and the HBSMR Gateway from exeGesIS SDM Ltd, and mojoPortal CMS
© 2007 - 2024 Norfolk Historic Environment Service