Record Details

NHER Number:3731
Type of record:Building
Name:St Andrew's Church, Wellingham


This 13th to 15th century church was much altered in the 19th century, but retains a good painted dado screen dating to 1532. There are several large lancet windows dating to the 13th century in the chancel, and in the south wall of the nave are a number of Perpendicular style windows in blank arcading. Apparently a medieval hermitage was situated next to the church.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 8709 2225
Map Sheet:TF82SE

Full description

13th-15th century much altered 19th century. Good painted screen dado. Hermitage said to have been adjacent.
See report (S1), photos (S2) and press cuttings (S3) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 3 June 1981.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval to 21st Century - 1066 AD? to 2100 AD)
  • HERMITAGE (RELIGIOUS)? (Medieval - 1066 AD? to 1539 AD?)

Associated Finds

  • FLOOR TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOF TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • STAINED GLASS (WINDOW) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF8722C-E, H, J.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1903. Hundred of Launditch. The Churches of Norfolk. pp 241-247.
---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 757.
---Leaflet: Wellingham, Church of St Andrew..
---Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1992. Church pigeons get the bird. 28 January.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1994. Church 'saint' puzzle solved?. 22 January.
---Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1990. Writer helps cash appeal. 12 July.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Leaflet: Timpson, J. 1989. Wellingham Was There. The stories beind a tiny Norfolk village and its ancient Parish Church.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1981. Building Report. Building Report.
<S2>Photograph: EGN 2-5, PZ 23-4.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1988. [Articles on the restoration of painted screen in St Andrew's Church, Wellingham].

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