Record Details

NHER Number:6573
Type of record:Building
Name:All Saints' Church, Bodham


An interesting church, dating mainly from the 14th century, with some 15th century windows. The building consists of a west tower, nave, chancel and south porch. Building materials are flint, brick and stone, with an unusual amount of conglomerate material. The exact dating of individual parts of the church is made difficult by rebuilding work in the 17th century, and by several restorations in the 19th and 20th centuries. Inside, there is a medieval font, several memorials, and nave benches that originally came from Beckham Workhouse chapel.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1256 3893
Map Sheet:TG13NW

Full description

All Saints' Church, Bodham.
Very interesting church of Romanesque origin, much conglomerate.
Present building mostly 14th century, with some 15th century windows.
North wall apparently set back at some post medieval date, perhaps in 1633 as this date appears on the wall.
Restoration at three dates in the 19th century, including the roof.
Brass plaques; nave pews from Beckham workhouse chapel.
(S1) and (S2) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 26 November 2001.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG1238 W, X..
---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1902. Hundred of Holt. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol IX. pp 19-24.
---Photograph: Rose, E.. KBJ 5-9.
---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 408-409.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1993. Joy at church repairs cash boost. 4 March.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 2001. Building Report.. Building Report.

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