Record Details

NHER Number:8857
Type of record:Building
Name:St Margaret's Church, Garvestone


A 14th century and later church consisting of a west tower, nave with south aisle and north porch, and a chancel. Construction is of flint with freestone and brick dressings. A possible privy and a fireplace in the tower (rare occurrences), indicate its probable former use as a priest's house. The church was restored in the 1990s.


  • St Margaret's Church in Garvestone  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 0238 0736
Map Sheet:TG00NW

Full description

Early English chancel. Nave, tower, south aisle and north porch Perpendicular, possibly with Decorated arcade and doors but probably all of one period.
Unusual features in tower denote use as priest's house.
See report (S1) in file.
Grade II* (S2).
Photographs (S3) and press cutting (S4) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 1 August 1991.

1970s or 80s. Alan Carter Norwich Survey.
See (S5), which includes (S6).
T.E. Miller (NLA), 19 April 2006.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FONT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • Xbell frame (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Documentary Source: Martin, T. c. 1700-1799. Collections of Church Notes. Norfolk Records Office.
---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 350.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2010. A round in Garvestone. 7 August.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1991. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1305274.
<S3>Photograph: Rose, E.. FNY 17a - 23a.
<S4>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1992. Churches link to stop the rot. 6 March.
<S5>Unpublished Document: Carter, A.. Building Survey.
<S6>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.

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