Record Details

NHER Number:10693
Type of record:Building
Name:St Mary's Church, Ellingham


This church is mostly in Early English style although the north wall is possibly older than this. The building was remodelled in Perpendicular style and the arcade was partly rebuilt in the 19th century. Unusually the tower roof survives and there is an interesting 19th century patron's memorial.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 3663 9184
Map Sheet:TM39SE

Full description

August 1977. Visit.
November 1994. Visit. St Mary's Church.
Mostly Early English, possibly with older north wall. Perpendicular remodelling including belfry, south aisle and chapel, porch and windows. Arcade part rebuilt in 19th century confusing evidence for a possible earlier aisle. East wall rebuilt with shaped gable in 18th century, when stair turret also added; east wall later regothicised. Good survival of tower roof. Unusual 19th century patrons' memorial.
See (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 25 November 1994.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • 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)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DOOR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WINDOW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Photograph: HAW 30.
---Aerial Photograph: CUCAP CCR 15-16, NAU TM 3691G-J.
---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. pp 328-329.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2010. Lead thieves target rural church again. 20 November.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1994. Building Report.. Building Report.

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