Record Details

NHER Number:10286
Type of record:Building
Name:All Saints' Church, Beighton


The church consists of a west tower, nave, north and south aisles, porch ,vestry and chancel. It is built of flint, brick, limestone and , interestingly, some re-used Roman stone. The building itself is difficult to date, having been extensively rebuilt in the late 19th century. The earliest visible work is the 13th century font, and broadly, the rest of the church seems to be of 14th century date, with the south porch being added in the 15th century. Having said that, late 19th century re-working completely changed the building's appearance. The interior of the church has carved bench ends of late medieval date, and an unusual 16th century ornamented chest that is currently in St Peter Hungate museum.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 3866 0829
Map Sheet:TG30NE

Full description

Church possesses an unusual 16th century Post Reformation secular chest, at present in St.Peter Hungate museum.

[1] notes the presence of reused Roman stone similar to that of which Reedham church is built. He notes a few pieces in the nave.
E. Rose (NLA), 18 October 2001.
2003. Visited.
Possibly contains some Roman stone material (see above). Early English font. Otherwise basically a church of the first half of the 14th century. Belfry altered internally probably in 17th century; north aisle demolished before 1820. All totally remodelled in 1880s when north aisle rebuilt, tower heightened etc.
Interior contains some early post medieval woodwork and very good late 19th century woodwork.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NLA), 7 April 2003.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FONT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • ARCHITECTURAL FRAGMENT (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
---Photograph: Rose, E.. 2003. KHW 28-31.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 386-387.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 2003. Building Report.. Building Report.

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