Record Details

NHER Number:3321
Type of record:Building
Name:SS Peter and Paul's Church, Edgefield


The medieval parish church was dismantled in the 1880s, and rebuilt on a new site, see NHER 3320. The original church probably had its origins in the Late Saxon period, and the only standing remains are the octagonal west tower, which probably dates from the Late Saxon period, with later medieval alterations.

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Grid Reference:TG 0863 3470
Map Sheet:TG03SE

Full description

Late Saxon and 14th century tower; remainder removed to build new church in 1883 at site NHER 3320.
Excavations in 1948.
Some Roman tile in southwest quoins.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU) 17 January 1983.

See (S2), which dates the tower to the 11th or 12th centuries.
E. Rose (NAU) July 1986.

Grid reference as above.
See (S3).
R. J. Rickett (NAU) 25 May 1990

When W. H. Marcon became rector in 1875 the church was in very poor repair, and was at some distance from the village. In the 1880s the medieval church was dismantled and rebuilt at its new site, NHER 3320.
See (S4), which dates the tower to the 13th century.
S. Spooner (NLA), 10 November 2005.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Late Saxon to 19th Century - 851 AD to 1883 AD?)

Associated Finds

  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1902. Hundred of Holt. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol IX. pp 50-56.
---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 454.
---Unpublished Document: Council for the Care of Churches. 1985. Edgefield, SS Peter & Paul (old church), Norfolk.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Edgefield.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: BDF 14, CVS 5.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1983. Building Report.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1049203.
<S3>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 03 SE 1.
<S4>Monograph: Batcock, N. 1991. The Ruined and Disused Churches of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 51. Microfiche 5:G12. No 91; p 52.

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