Record Details

NHER Number:6575
Type of record:Building
Name:St Mary's Church, Baconsthorpe


14th century church with some parts of the chancel dating back to the middle of the 13th century. Half of the tower fell in 1739 and was rebuilt in 1788. Further renovations and rebuilding was carried out between 1868 and 1869. The church contains the tombs of some members of the Heydon family.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1273 3686
Map Sheet:TG13NW

Full description

Large amounts of ironbound conglomerate. Chancel early English with very fine piscina. Remainder of church basically 14th century but completely remodelled in Perpendicular period. Tower rebuilt in 18th and 19th centuries. Good collection of monuments and brasses.
See full report (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 30 November 1989.

May 2004. Observations when north aisle pews lifted.
See footnote to report (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 229 May 2004.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval to 21st Century - 1066 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds

  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOD SCREEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DOOR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • FONT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • Xbell frame (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Rye, W. 1872. Norfolk Church Goods, Temp. Edward VI. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol VII pp 20-44. p 31.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1989. Striving to keep church open. 2 November.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1905. Hundred of South Erpingham. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol XIV. pp 38-56.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1992. Rush to get bells ringing again. 11 March.
---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 369-370.
---Leaflet: Youngs, R.. 1987. St Mary's Church, Baconsthorpe..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1989. Building Report.. Building Report.

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