Record Details

NHER Number:2111
Type of record:Monument
Name:Church of the Assumption, West Barsham


This is a Late Saxon church with Late Saxon windows, and the remains of a Late Saxon tower now integrated into the more recent church building that has Norman features. The church incorporates Roman building materials.

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Grid Reference:TF 9048 3367
Map Sheet:TF93SW

Full description

Roman tiles in walls. Late Saxon or Saxo-Norman circular windows and formerly tower. Norman and Decorated windows.
For full details see file.
E. Rose (NCM).

August 2003.
New drains etc dug in churchyard. Mortar rich layer noted.
See plan in file.
D. Gurney (NLA), 6 August 2003.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FLUE TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Brown, G. B. 1925. Anglo-Saxon Architecture. The Arts in Early England. Vol II. p 443.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1900. Hundred of Gallow. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol VI. pp 27-32.
---Publication: Cautley, H. M. 1949. Norfolk Churches. p 172.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 93 SW 19 [3].
---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 761-762.
---Publication: Taylor, H. M. and Taylor, J. 1965. Anglo-Saxon Architecture. pp 51-52.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Barsham (West).
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Late Saxon. Barsham.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.

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