Record Details

NHER Number:3372
Type of record:Building
Name:St Mary's Church, West Winch


St Mary's Church dates largely to around 1300 and has Perpendicular style details encasing the older structure. The east window has three stepped lancet lights, and there is a Decorated style south porch. In the south gable is a sundial inscribed to Hora Moner 1706, and inside are a number of 15th century benches, a partially Perpendicular style screen and a 15th century font.


  • St Mary's Church, West Winch.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TF 6322 1586
Map Sheet:TF61NW

Full description

May 1990. Building survey.
Late 11th century north wall. Aisle of around 1300. Tower, top and exterior 15th century encasing older structure, perhaps 14th century as are nave doorways. 15th century remodelling including vestry and end bay of aisle. 13th century coffin lid reused in belfry.
See report (S1) and photos (S2) in file.
Press cuttings (S3) and (S4) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 2 May 1990.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NAU). TF 6315 D-E.
---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 773.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1990. Building Report. 3372 West Winch, St Mary's Church. Building Report.
<S2>Photograph: 1990. FFX 18-21.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Lynn News and Advertiser. 1986. Task force restore wall. 21 January.
<S4>Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1990. Church dates back another 200 years. 29 May.

Related records - none

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