Record Details

NHER Number:1389
Type of record:Building
Name:St Mary's Church, Titchwell


A medieval parish church with a 12th century round tower and chancel, a 14th century nave and a late 19th century porch. The chancel has a splayed window dating to the 12th century on its south wall and former lancet windows to the east both with painted masonry pattern. Inside there is a 14th century piscina, a 15th century rood screen and a mid 18th century wooden font. Fragments of Late Saxon and medieval pottery have been found in the churchyard.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7622 4387
Map Sheet:TF74SE

Full description

Round tower, base perhaps Saxon. Norman top and chancel. 13th to 16th century remainder. Fragment of cross noted by Martin.
See (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NAU) 30 June 1982.

Late Saxon and medieval sherds found in yard.
See file.
E. Rose (NAU) 23 September 1986.

Press cutting in file.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Late Saxon to 19th Century - 851 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PARISH CHURCH (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROUND TOWERED CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FONT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • WINDOW (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COFFIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (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)
  • WINDOW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WINDOW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Cozens-Hardy B. 1934. Norfolk Crosses. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXV Pt II pp 297-336. p 327.
---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1273641.
---Newspaper Article: Dereham and Fakenham Times. 1990. Photograph of St Mary's Church. 17 August.
---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 733-734.
---Leaflet: 1976. Church of St Mary the Virgin, Titchwell..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2014. Royal approval for rural church fundraising bid. 25 July.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1982. Building Report.. Building Report.

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