Record Details

NHER Number:10211
Type of record:Building
Name:All Saints' Church, Woodton


This church has a 12th century round tower and stands within a pleasantly walled churchyard. The nave and chancel are combined as one and are of medieval date, although the present exterior owes much to the restorations of 1878-79. The Perpendicular aisle roof was restored in 1966 and is notable for its fine carved spandrels. The bells of the church date to 1641 and 1722 but are hung from a 15th century frame. Both the frame and the bells have been earmarked for repair. Other fittings include a Jacobean pulpit and a simple 13th century carved stone font.


  • All Saints Church, Woodton. Photograph from  © S. Knott


Grid Reference:TM 2853 9461
Map Sheet:TM29SE

Full description

Has 15th century frame in very poor condition [1]. To be preserved, bells rehung.
Bells of 1641 by J. Brend (5) and 1772 (1).
In 1812 the main road was moved from north of the church to south of the church, in order to enlarge the park of the Hall; before this date the north door rather than the south was the main entrance.
E. Rose (NLA) 6 February 1997.

1970s or 80s. Alan Carter Norwich Survey.
See (S1), which includes (S2).
T. E. Miller (NLA) 19 April 2006.

See (S3) in file.
E. Rose.

The bell of 1772 is by Pack and Chapman and is cracked. It is to be recast.
E. Rose (NLA) 1 September 2003.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval to 21st Century - 1066 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds

  • Xbell frame (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TM2894 A-C,D,E,K,M,P.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TM 2894T-W, Y-AC.
---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. p 786.
---Monograph: Hart, S.. 2010. Medieval Church Window Tracery in England. pp 97, 120.
---Leaflet: Roy Tricker. 1977. The Hempnall Group, A Historical Guide..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Carter, A.. Building Survey.
<S2>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1982. Church bells to get new lease of life. 24 June.

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