Record Details

NHER Number:3132
Type of record:Building
Name:St Andrew's Church, Wood Dalling


This church has one of the tallest west towers in the area, with a chequerwork plinth and knapped flints with patterns of stone blocks on its north wall. The rest of the building consists of an aisled nave, chancel and north and south porches. The north and south transepts were demolished in 1788. The oldest part of the church is the chancel, which is basically 13th century, as shown by the north wall. The east end of the arcades are of the same date. The rest is a mixture of 14th and 15th century work, restored in 1899. The interior is light, uncluttered, full of character and ever so slightly ramshackle. There are a number of good brasses and memorials, together with 15th to 16th century woodwork. In the north aisle is the stone effigy of a priest, re-cut as a woman in the 19th century.


  • St Andrew's Church, Wood Dalling. Photograph from  © S. Knott


Grid Reference:TG 0897 2697
Map Sheet:TG02NE

Full description

13th century chancel north wall. Remainder mostly 1422 to 1530. East end arcades 13th century but remainder, base of tower, clerestory probably 1422, upper part of tower afterwards. Some features including chancel east window (renewed), probably earlier 14th century.
Transepts demolished 1788. Restored 1897.
A number of good brasses and memorials. 15th to 16th century woodwork.
See report (S1) in file. Photographs (S2), seminar notes (S3), church guide (S4) and correspondence (S5) in file.
Listed (S6). Print-out from (S7) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 7 August 1987.

March 2009.
Church awarded £140,000 for essential maintenance work
see (S8) in file. See also (S9).
H. White (NLA), 4 March 2009

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG 0826H-K.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 733.
---Monograph: Mortlock, D. & Roberts, C.. 1981. The Popular Guide to Norfolk Churches: North-East Norfolk.. No 1.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1987. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Photograph: Rose, E.. 2002. KGN 31-36.
<S3>Unpublished Document: Summers, D.. 2006. Late Medieval Church Towers; A seminar by Dominic Summers at UEA 7 December 2006.
<S4>Leaflet: Cotton, S.. 1980. St. Andrew's Church, Wood Dalling..
<S5>Correspondence: Rose, E. (NLA). 2001. Letter to C. Codling. 15 October.
<S6>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1172116.
<S7>Website: Knott, S.. 2006. St Andrew, Wood Dalling. 13 September 2007.
<S8>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2009. Historic churches awarded millions of pounds for essential maintenance work. 4 March.
<S9>Unpublished Document: 2012. DAC Summer Tour Programme 2012: Salle; SS Peter and Paul, Reepham; St Mary, Whitwell; St Michael and All Angels, Wood Dalling; St Andrew, Thurning; St Andrew, Guestwick; St Peter.

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