Record Details

NHER Number:2720
Type of record:Building
Name:All Saints' Church, Stanford


This church has a Saxon or Norman era round tower which has had a 15th century belfry added to it. The majority of the church fabric dates to the 14th century but it was subject to heavy rebuilding during the 19th century, as evidenced by the nave roof. As it stands in the Ministry of Defence Training Area the roofs of the church are clad in steel, which has been cut to resemble pantiles. The interior of the church features various panes of 19th century stained glass.


  • All Saints' Church, Stanford. Photograph from  © S. Knott


Grid Reference:TL 8577 9471
Map Sheet:TL89SE

Full description

?Saxon or Norman round tower; church 14th century; belfry 15th. Much rebuilt in 19th century. In Battle area, disused, but condition improved recently.
See report in file.
E. Rose (NAU) 5 January 1982.

February 1987. Listed, Grade I.
Listing Description Excerpt:
"Redundant parish church. .Medieval and later. Flint with ashlar and some brick dressings. Windows protected by corrugated iron shutters. Plaintile and corrugated tile roofs. Round western tower; aisled nave with south porch; chancel with vestry to north. 12th century tower with 14th century bell stage."
Information from (S1).
Please consult the National Heritage List for England (S1) for the current details.
E. Rose (NAU). Amended by H. Hamilton (HES), 8 November 2019.

Appropriate section from reference (S2) in file.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • CLOCK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: RESTRICTED: TL 8594D, E, F, G, H, J, K..
---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 669.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2012. Centuries of church history amid battle area. 18 July.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Photograph: BYK 26-31.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2013. Spotlight on the buildings that open a window on our past. 10 October.
---Unpublished Document: Russen and Turner, Building Surveyors. 1994. All Saints' Church, Stanford, Norfolk. Report on condition relevant to restoring the building to wind and weather-tight condition.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2015. Exhibition shows the treasures hidden away in the battle area. 7 April.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1172174.
<S2>Monograph: Batcock, N. 1991. The Ruined and Disused Churches of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 51. Microfiche 5:G12. No 29; p 51.

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