Record Details

NHER Number:10444
Type of record:Building
Name:St Margaret's and St Remigius' Church, Seething


The round tower of this church is Norman in date and it has round arched slit windows typical of this period. The thatched nave has windows dating to around 1300 in the Decorated and Perpendicular styles. Inside, there is a particularly finely carved font dating to around 1480 and there are numerous interesting medieval wall paintings. One of these depicts a popular medieval horror theme showing a gleeful Satan ushering souls down into Purgatory where busy devils are pulling them in! Visitors should also note the 15th century stained glass and large holy water stoup.


  • St Margaret's Church, Seething.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TM 3197 9794
Map Sheet:TM39NW

Full description

Base of round west tower of church, (S1) claims as Saxo-Norman.
R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Not mentioned Taylor and Taylor. (S2) calls Norman.

Bequest to font 1473 - informant.

Thatched nave - Norman window? Other windows date to around 1300, Decorated and Perpendicular styles. South porch has arch braced roof. Carved font. Part of screen. Old south door, many 14th century wall paintings. Old stained glass. Chalice and paten Norwich 1567. Flagon 1725.
Chantry removed 1367.
E. Rose (NAU).

Newspaper photograph (S3) in file.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Late Saxon to 19th Century - 851 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CHANTRY CHAPEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FONT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOD SCREEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WALL PAINTING (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TM 39 NW 16.
---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 636-637.
---Photograph: Photographs of St Margaret's and St Remigius' Church, Seething. Black & white.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Late Saxon. Seething.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1991-1992. [Articles on the rethatching of St Margaret's and St Remigius' Church, Seething].
<S1>Publication: Messent, C. J. W. 1936. The Parish Churches of Norfolk & Norwich. p 210.
<S2>Monograph: Pevsner, N. 1962. North-West and South Norfolk. The Buildings of England. 1st Edition. p 306; Pl 28b.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1988. [Photograph of St Margaret's and St Remigius' Church]. 11 April.

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