|Type of record:||Building|
|Name:||St Mary's Church, Bexwell|
This church has a Norman round tower and a nave and chancel in one. The tower's octagonal top dates to the late 14th century. The church was altered in the 14th and 15th centuries and then given a thorough Victorian restoration in 1874. The building was dilapidated by the 1980s, but after vigorous fund-raising by the local community and various grants it has now been restored again.
|Grid Reference:||TF 6313 0340|
|Parish:||RYSTON, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
July 1951. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description Excerpt:
"Parish church. Early 12th century west tower, nave and continuous chancel, altered 14th century and 15th century, restored 1874: Carstone with ashlar dressings and slate roof. 4 stage circular tower with late 14th century octagonal belfry."
Information from (S1).
Please consult the National Heritage List for England (S1) for the current details.
Amended by H. Hamilton (HES), 8 November 2019.
Norman and later, with round tower, coffin slab and tiles found 1854.
See notes (S2) and press cuttings (S3) to (S5) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), October 1990.
- CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- COFFIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- FLOOR TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Sources and further reading
|---||Aerial Photograph: TF6303 A-C. |
|---||Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1904. Hundred of Clackclose. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol XIII. pp 40-48. |
|---||Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1996. TF 6303G - H. |
|---||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 205. |
|---||Leaflet: Guide to the Parish Churches of St Edmund Downham Market and St Mary the Virgin Bexwell.. The Church Publishers, Ramsgate.. |
|---||Leaflet: St Mary's Church, 'Bexwell … the first Thousand Years', Bexwell. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary File. |
|<S1>||Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1077855. |
|<S2>||Unpublished Document: Rose, E. (NAU). 1977. Building Report.. Building Report. |
|<S3>||Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1984. [Articles on the cost of the repair work needed at St Mary's Church, Bexwell]. |
|<S4>||Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1987. Church grant 'waste of cash'. 19 March. |
|<S5>||Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1997. New life for ancient Bexwell church. 13 May. |
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