Record Details

NHER Number:2110
Type of record:Building
Name:St Martin's Church, Hindringham


A medieval parish church dating mainly to the 14th century with some 15th century alterations. The church contains a 15th century octagonal font and a unique example of a 12th century wooden chest, decorated with arches and carved rosettes. Roman, Late Saxon and medieval pottery fragments have been found in the churchyard, as well as medieval building foundations.


  • St Martin's Church, Hindringham  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TF 9841 3641
Map Sheet:TF93NE

Full description

Has a unique Norman wooden chest.
E. Rose (NAU).

14th century fragment of rood screen in 1865, see (S1).
E. Rose (NAU).

Excavations of dry area trench revealed walls, possible former extension eastwards of north chancel chapel.
See (S2) in file and plan (S3) by A. Gregory (NAU).

Gravediggers reported to have found a large flint footing 'north of the church'.
Information from the incumbent who was not informed until after the grave was occupied.
E. Rose (NLA), 11 February 1991.

Before 9 November 2005. Casual find while grave digging.
Roman, Late Saxon and medieval pottery sherds.
?Medieval knife.
See list in file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 14 December 2005.

Before 10 June 2009. Casual finds whilst grave digging.
Late Saxon and medieval pottery sherds,
See list in file
A. Rogerson, (NLA), 30 June 2009

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • CHEST (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • KNIFE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1049373.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1898. Hundred of North Greenhoe. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol II. pp 75-81.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 553-554.
---Leaflet: The Parish Church of St.Martin, Hindringham..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Article in Serial: Plunkett, G. A. F. 1979. Norfolk Church Screens - 1865 Survey. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXVII Pt II pp 178-189. p 183.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Gregory, A.. 1988. Excavation Report and Plan. 28 March.
<S3>Illustration: Gregory, T.. 1988. Sketch plan of Hindringham church.. Film. 1:100.

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