Record Details

NHER Number:3733
Type of record:Building
Name:All Saints' Church, Weasenham All Saints


A small attractive church whose origins date back to the 13th to 15th centuries. It has, however, a rather odd history. The west tower collapsed in 1653 and a second storey of brick was built on top of the magnificent and ornate 15th century south porch to serve as a belfry. Then the south aisle was demolished in 1796, leaving the porch tenuously connected to the church by a short brick wall. In 1906 practically the whole church was rebuilt, the porch losing its incongruous brick upper storey and gaining a new parapet and pinnacles. The original work now remaining consists of a very good 13th century doorway inside the south porch, the porch itself, the nave north wall and the 14th century north arcade and chancel arch, the latter very pointed. Inside, the pulpit is early 17th century. The top of the screen is modern, but the 15th century base has painted saints, very defaced.


  • Weasenham All Saints Church before the 1906 restoration.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TF 8505 2158
Map Sheet:TF82SE

Full description

13th to 15th centuries, tower collapsed 1653, south aisle demolished 1796. Almost totally rebuilt 1906.
See report (S1) in file. Listed (S2). Architectural plans (S3) and pre-restoration photograph (S4) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 3 June 1981.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • TILE (Undated)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF8521A, D.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1903. Hundred of Launditch. The Churches of Norfolk. pp 229-234.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, B. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 754.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1981. Building Report. Building Report.
<S2>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England.
<S3>Drawing: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
<S4>Photograph: AV 11-18, Ladbrooke AS 20-21.

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