Record Details

NHER Number:4592
Type of record:Building
Name:All Saints' Church, Cockley Cley


A medieval parish church, dating mainly from the 14th century, with extensive 19th century restoration. The Norman round tower collapsed in 1991.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7917 0418
Map Sheet:TF70SE

Full description

The Norman round tower collapsed in 1991, and the west wall is probably Norman.
Chancel is Early English, nave and south aisle about 1300.
Church extensively restored in about 1860 by Phipson, when the north aisle was added and Perpendicular additions were removed.
See (S1), (S2) and (S3).
E. Rose (NAU) 3 September 1991

March-April 2008. Watching Brief.
Monitoring of the removal of rubble from around base of tower. Architectural fragments, roof lead and grave headstonees were identified. Several fragments had masons marks. The worked stone will be retained on site
See report (S4) for further information.
The archive associated with this work has been deposited with the Norwich Castle Museum (NWHCM : 2010.44).
H. White (NLA) 28 January 2008. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 5 May 2019.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FONT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WINDOW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF7904 E,F,AF,AK-AL.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1991. Ancient church tower tumbles. 31 August.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1991. 1,000 years of history destroyed. 3 September.
---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 265.
---Leaflet: A guide to the churches and villages of the Hilborough group of parishes, Norfolk..
---Photograph: Cockley Cley Church. Print.
---Article in Serial: Hart, S. 1995. Cockley Cley Church Tower - A Constructional Analysis. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLII Pt II pp 185-195.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
---Photograph: FNY32-35.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1903. Hundred of South Greenhoe. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol XII. pp 44-54.
<S1>Monograph: Pevsner, N. 1962. North-West and South Norfolk. The Buildings of England. 1st Edition. p 122.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Hart, S.. 1992. Cockley Cley Church - A Constructional Analysis.
<S3>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
<S4>Unpublished Contractor Report: Smith, L. 2008. All Saints' Church, Cockley Cley, Norfolk. Monitoring of Works Under Archaeological Supervision and Control. Archaeological Solutions. 3096.

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