Record Details

NHER Number:10061
Type of record:Building
Name:St Michael's Church, Aslacton


Flint and stone Late Saxon round tower and early 14th century nave and chancel. The church was restored in 1890. There are stone gargoyles. Some medieval poppyhead benches survive. The 19th century pulpit is decorated with a 16th century Flemish carving. It has been suggested that part of an 8th century cross was used in the tower, although this is uncertain.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 1563 9109
Map Sheet:TM19SE

Full description

Round west tower dated variously to around 1060 and around 1100. Claimed reused 8th century slab but this doubtful.
Nave and chancel possibly basically same date. Windows etc around 1300. South aisle, south porch, chancel arch and other windows of 1430s. Restored 1890. Furnishings include bellframe, ?17th century bells, 16th century Flemish carving.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU) 21 October 1985.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Late Saxon to 19th Century - 851 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COFFIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DOOR (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 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 (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • Xbell frame (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1985. [Photograph of St Michael's Church, Aslacton]. 19 April.
---Aerial Photograph: TM 1591A-C.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Newspaper Article: East Anglian Daily Times. [Photograph of part of a 'Celtic Cross' used in an arch in the belfry].
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 184.
---Leaflet: Simon Cotton & Roy Tricker. Aslacton, Saint Michael, Moulton..
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Late Saxon. Aslacton.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Aslacton.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Photograph: CVS 2, BMG 4.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1985. Building Report.. Building Report.

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