Record Details

NHER Number:10692
Type of record:Building
Name:St Michael's Church, Stockton


St Michael's is a pretty little church, with a surviving 13th century nave window and a rendered round tower that may date to the Late Saxon or early medieval period. The nave was raised in height and the tower altered in the 14th century, and there is an interesting 16th and 17th century gabled porch front.

Outside a cross base survives, and inside can be see some medieval and 17th century woodwork, as well as some 15th and 16th century stained glass in the south and north windows. Work in 2004 noted that some tiles from around 1300 have been laid along the top of the north nave wall.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 3876 9411
Map Sheet:TM39SE

Full description

Saxo-Norman round tower. 13th century nave window. Nave raised in height, and tower altered, 14th century. 15th century remodelling with new roof, windows etc. Porch 16th and 17th century. 19th century vestry. Contains medieval and 17th century woodwork. Cross base in yard.

Work in 2004 revealed unusual details of roof construction and a number of tiles of around 1300 laid along top of north nave wall. See (S1) in file.
See also (S4).
E. Rose (NLA), 1 June 2004.

March 2009.
Church awarded £47,000 for essential maintenance work
see (S3) in file
H. White (NLA), 4 March 2009

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Late Saxon to 21st Century - 851 AD? to 2100 AD)
  • ROUND TOWERED CHURCH (Late Saxon to 21st Century - 851 AD? to 2100 AD)
  • CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)

Associated Finds

  • FONT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (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)
  • WALL PAINTING (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WINDOW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TM 3894A,B.
---Photograph: Rose, E.. 2004. KPQ.
---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 671.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 2004. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Article in Serial: Plunkett, G. A. F. 1979. Norfolk Church Screens - 1865 Survey. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXVII Pt II pp 178-189. p 187.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2009. Historic churches awarded millions of pounds for essential maintenance work. 4 March.
<S4>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. and Penn, K. 2005. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 2004. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLIV Pt IV pp 751-763. p 760.

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