Record Details

NHER Number:7471
Type of record:Monument
Name:Ruins of All Saints' Church, Hackford, Reepham


The ruins of a medieval church in the same churchyard as St Mary's and St Michael and All Saints. It apparently burnt down in 1543, leaving only the tower and the west gable, which were pulled down in 1790. All that survives today is the west wall of the porch. A piece of Late Saxon pottery and a piece of medieval pottery have been found in the area.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1008 2283
Map Sheet:TG12SW

Full description

March 1977. Visit.
Ruins, in yard with Reepham and Whitwell churches. Ruined since 1543 (S1) or by 1583 (Ordnance Survey). One ivy covered wall in graveyard, and a 19th century brick enclosure adjoining.
E. Rose (NAU), 30 March 1977.

(S2) confirms (S1)'s date, saying it was burnt down except for the tower and west gable, which were not pulled down until 1790.
E. Rose (NAU).

(S3) gives a ground plan showing west tower, south porch, nave with buttresses at each corner and two intermediate on each wall, and narrower chancel; but he says 'this church and chancel are quite demolished, the steeple standing. It seems to have been built exactly regular.' He claims it was burnt at the time of Henry VII.
E. Rose (NAU).

March 1983. On surface of flower bed immediately west of ruins and south of path (that is, in old Hackford churchyard).
Sagging base sherd, medieval unglazed.
Identified by A. Rogerson (NAU), 24 June 1983.

Surviving wall is west wall of porch (S4). Extract from this and plan in file.

February 1992. Surface of flower bed in churchyard of All Saints Church.
Fresh Late Saxon sherd in grey sandy 'sandwiched' fabric; Thetford-type ware.
S. Ashley (NLA).
A.Rogerson (NLA, 24 February 1992.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG1022 D,E.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1995. TG 1022F - K.
---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. p 645.
---Photograph: 1990. Photographs of ruins of All Saints' Church, Hackford. Colour and Black and White.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2016. Churchyard dig unearths symbols of town’s religious history. 14 July.
<S1>Monograph: Pevsner, N. 1962. North-East Norfolk and Norwich. The Buildings of England. 1st Edition. p 303.
<S2>Serial: Bryant, T. H. 1908. Hundred of Eynesford.
<S3>Documentary Source: Martin, T. c. 1700-1799. Collections of Church Notes. Norfolk Records Office. 1719.
<S4>Monograph: Batcock, N. 1991. The Ruined and Disused Churches of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 51. Microfiche 5:G12. No 120; pp 53, 149.
<S5>Unpublished Document: 2012. DAC Summer Tour Programme 2012: Salle; SS Peter and Paul, Reepham; St Mary, Whitwell; St Michael and All Angels, Wood Dalling; St Andrew, Thurning; St Andrew, Guestwick; St Peter.

Related records

MNO6847Related to: Fragment. Church of All Saints Hackford, sw of St. Michael's Church Whitwell REEPHAM (Revoked)

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