Record Details

NHER Number:3997
Type of record:Building
Name:High Green Baptist Chapel


A Nonconformist chapel built in Tudor style in the early 19th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 2807 9873
Map Sheet:TM29NE

Full description

A Nonconformist chapel built in Tudor style with stepped gable and great pinnacles on porch.
(S1) dates it 1831, which is very unusual, as Nonconformists of this date usually build in Classical style.
It appears modern owing to a coat of roughcast.
Visited E. Rose (NAU) 2 June 1975.

[1] notes a story from the previous minister to the effect that it was originally built at Surlingham and moved here, therefore it has no foundations.
This seems very unlikely, especially as he was under the impression that it was built of stone rather than brick.
There is a church plate consisting of a chalice of some value but details unknown.
E. Rose (NAU) 24 November 1986.

Church well restored on exterior by January 2001.
Seen in passing by E. Rose, (NLA) January 2001.

A date of 1831 appears in two spandrels of the wooden frame of the porch doorway although the chapel was apparently built in 1841.
See (S2) for details.
A. Yardy (HES), 11 December 2012.

Monument Types

  • NONCONFORMIST CHAPEL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---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 222.
---Photograph: M. Langham-Lopez. 2013. Photographic Recording by M. Langham-Lopez at Brooke Baptist Chapel, April 2013.. Digital (JPEG).
<S1>Monograph: Pevsner, N. 1962. North-West and South Norfolk. The Buildings of England. 1st Edition. p 101.
<S2>Monograph: Stell, C.. 2002. Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting-houses in Eastern England. p 232.

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