Record Details

NHER Number:9136
Type of record:Building
Name:Spooner Row Church, Wymondham


Spooner Row Church was built as a school in 1843. It stands on the junction of School Road and Chapel Road, and is of brick and slate with a nave and sanctuary. It is thought that this may also have been the site of the Holy Trinity Guildhall.


  • The 19th century chapel at Spooner Row  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TM 0962 9742
Map Sheet:TM09NE

Full description

Spooner Row Church.
Built as a school in 1843.
E. Rose (NAU). Information from record card (S1).

July 1972. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description excerpt:
"Chapel, built as school. By John Buckler. 1843. Brick with slate roof. Nave and small sanctuary to east. Six bays to north
and south flanks separated by stepped buttresses. Windows are single plain lancets under square hoods on label stops. Angle buttresses to east and west. West end with a plank and muntin door to right, two lancets above and a third in the apex of gable. Gabled roof. Low gabled sanctuary to east end."
Information from (S2).
Please consult the National Heritage List for England (S2) for the current listing details.
E. Rose (NLA), 3 May 1994. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 19 March 2022.

Reference (S3) states this stands on the site of Holy Trinity Guildhall.
E. Rose (NLA), 8 April 1997.

Architect's plans 1999, see (S4) in file.

However, (S5) states that there is no evidence for John Buckler being the architect. The church now has the bell from Silfield Church, which is the only bell ever made by G. Day and Co. of Eye in 1915.
E. Rose (NLA), 23 April 2007.

September 2009. Building Survey.
Examined as part of Norfolk Rural Schools project.
For further information see (S6).
A. Cattermole (HES), 1 February 2011.

Monument Types

  • GUILDHALL? (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)
  • CHURCH (19th Century to 21st Century - 1843 AD to 2100 AD)
  • SCHOOL (19th Century to 21st Century - 1843 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, B. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 667.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S2>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1293213.
<S3>Article in Serial: Barnhall, K. 1996. The Religious Guilds of Wymondham, c 1470-1550. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt III pp 321-331.
<S4>Drawing: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
<S5>Publication: Cattermole, P. 2007. Wymondham Abbey. pp 161-162.
<S6>Unpublished Document: UEA Schools Survey. 2009. Norfolk Rural Schools Survey Form. Spooner Row..

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55257Related to: Spooner Row Primary School, Station Road (Building)

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