Record Details

NHER Number:12525
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of St Nicholas' Chapel and Nowers Manor


Cropmarks of St Nicholas' Chapel which was destroyed in the 14th century, as well as a rectangular enclosure, a trackway and two other buildings can be seen on an aerial photograph. The buildings may be part of Nowers Manor. Fieldwalking and metal detecting recovered medieval tile, metal objects and pottery.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 15 30
Map Sheet:TG13SE

Full description

1986. Arial Photograph.
Aerial photographic discovery of site of St Nicholas's Chapel demolished in 14th century, and two buildings perhaps Nowers Manor. Fieldwork produced medieval tile and sherds which suggest a date not later than the 15th century. The chapel was apparently still in existence in 1430.
See notes and discussion in file, also see (S2) for short summary.
E. Rose (NAU), 29 October 1990 amended by M. Langham-Lopez (HES), 14 June 2013.

1991. Metal detecting finds.
Medieval metalwork.
See file.
A. Rogerson (NLA), 1 October 1991.

19 July 1994. NLA air photography.
Cropmark of church and Nowers Manor visible.
Additional cropmarks of a series of co-joined rectilinear enclosures. The main one of which is relatively broad ditched. These are to the east of the church and manor building, although they are probably related. A trackway is visible to the north, although it may be of recent origin.
S. Massey (NLA), 11 April 2001.

26 June 1996. NLA air photography.
Cropmarks, both positive and negative, are visible of the church and manor site and associated trackway and enclosures.
S. Massey (NLA), 24 September 2001.

See NHER 37942 for Bacton to King's Lynn proposed pipeline, plot 88 where geophysical survey revealed findings thought to be the remains of a deserted medieval village, which some of the anomalies correlated with cropmarks of this site.
J. Allen (NLA), 7 August 2007.

Monument Types

  • ROAD (Unknown date)
  • TRACKWAY (Unknown date)
  • CHURCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • MANOR (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • MANOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • RECTILINEAR ENCLOSURE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • BUCKLE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CAULDRON (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FURNITURE FITTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG1530 A,B-ABB.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TG1530/ABP - ABY.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. TG 1530ABC - ABN.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TG 1530ACD - ACG.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Unpublished Contractor Report: Network Archaeology. 2002. Bacton to Kings Lynn Proposed Gas Pipeline. Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. Network Archaeology. 179.
---Unpublished Contractor Report: Penn, K. 2008. Blickling Estate, An Archaeological and Historical Landscape Survey. NAU Archaeology. 1399.
---Article in Serial: Batcock, N. G. and Edwards, D. 1986. Aerial Reconnaissance in Norfolk and the Chapel of St Nicholas, Itteringham. CBA Group VI Bulletin. No 31 pp 15-21.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1986. Aerial search reveals site. 10 October.
<S1>Monograph: Batcock, N. 1991. The Ruined and Disused Churches of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 51. Microfiche 5:G12. No 183; pp 54, 159-160.
<S2>Article in Serial: Youngs, S. M., Clark, J. and Barry, T. B. 1987. Medieval Britain and Ireland in 1986. Medieval Archaeology. Vol XXXI pp 110-191. p 151.

Related records - none

Find out more...

Norfolk County Council logo Heritage Lottery Fund logo

Powered by HBSMR-web and the HBSMR Gateway from exeGesIS SDM Ltd, and mojoPortal CMS
© 2007 - 2022 Norfolk Historic Environment Service