Record Details

NHER Number:3218
Type of record:Building
Name:St Edmund's Church, Swanton Novers


St Edmund's church is a remote church, situated some 500m west of the village, an estate village for Melton Constable Hall. The body of the church was almost totally rebuilt in 1881, by Edwin Dolby of Abingdon, and the tower was rebuilt in 1960. However the traces of a former south doorway with a round head in the nave may indicate that the original church was constructed in the early medieval period. Inside there are two 15th century features, an ogee-headed piscina and an octagonal font, as well as a good 19th century stained glass window in the south side of the nave.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0154 3237
Map Sheet:TG03SW

Full description

J. Denny (North Norfolk District Council) notes conglomerate quoins, blocked central round-headed door in brick (Roman?) and traces of window cut by later one, all in south wall.
E. Rose (NAU).

1962. From church.
Two pieces of iron-bound conglomerate.
In NCM. [1]
Compiled by R. R. Clarke (NCM).

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval to 21st Century - 1066 AD? to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds

  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG0132A-C, E, F, (Unit), D, (CUC),.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1902. Hundred of Holt. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol IX. pp 150-154.
---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 687.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Miscellaneous. Swanton Novers.

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