Record Details

NHER Number:10703
Type of record:Building
Name:St Matthias' Church, Thorpe next Haddiscoe


This Late Saxon and medieval church has later restorations. The west wall of the nave may be Late Saxon in date. The round west tower is probably late 11th century and there are late 11th/12th century features in the nave. Alterations were made in the 14th and 15th centuries including the addition of a south porch. The chancel was rebuilt in 1838 and probably succeeded a medieval chancel. The whole of the building was restored in 1872.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 436 980
Map Sheet:TM49NW

Full description

Church with Late Saxon west wall and Saxo-Norman round tower. Norman belfry and nave doors, windows and font. 14th and 15th century alterations; demolished transept. Chancel 1838 and 1872.
See full report (S1) and press cutting (S2) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 23 April 1993.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Late Saxon to 19th Century - 851 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ROUND TOWERED CHURCH (Late Saxon to Medieval - 851 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • WINDOW (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FONT (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)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Plunkett, G. A. F. 1979. Norfolk Church Screens - 1865 Survey. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXVII Pt II pp 178-189. p 187.
---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Illustration: Ladbrooke. 1823. [unknown].
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 726.
---Photograph: Photographs of St. Matthias's church, Thorpe next Haddiscoe.. Colour, B&W.
---Monograph: Taylor, H.M. and Taylor, J.. 1978. Anglo Saxon Architecture..
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Late Saxon. Haddiscoe.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1993. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. [Photograph of St Matthias' Church, Thorpe next Haddiscoe].

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