Record Details

NHER Number:4653
Type of record:Building
Name:Church of St Andrew, Yarmouth Road, Thorpe St Andrew


The 16th century south tower porch of the original St Andrew's Church survives, and it is through this that visitors pass into the new church, which was designed by Thomas Jekyll in 1866. The building itself is of knapped flint, red brick and stone, and has a nave and south aisle, apse and a tower added in 1881. Inside, the 14th or 15th century font survives.


  • St Andrew's Church, Thorpe St Andrew.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
  • St Andrew's Church, Thorpe St Andrew.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
  • St Andrew's Church, Thorpe St Andrew.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 2607 0843
Map Sheet:TG20NE

Full description

Ruins of old church - nave, chancel and porch-tower; all of late 15th/16th century date. 14th-15th century font, hatchment in new church.
'New' church by Thomas Jekyll 1866, tower 1881, spire removed 1954.
See report (S2) and press cutting (S3) in file.
Compiled by E. Rose (NAU), 28 August 1987.

Appropriate section from reference (S4) in file.

Date 1624 on sundial.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD? to 1866 AD?)
  • FONT (13th Century to 21st Century - 1300 AD? to 2100 AD)
  • CHURCH (19th Century to 21st Century - 1866 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds

  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 20 NE 6 [2].
---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 691.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1989. [Photograph of St Andrew's Church before the demolition of spire in World War Two]. 15 August.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1993. [Photograph of St Andrew's Church, before demolition]. 19 February.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1997. 'Richmond of Norfolk' looking like a model village. 6 August.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1998. [Photographs of St Andrew's Church before and after the rebuild in mid-19th century]. 9 January.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1051503.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1987. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1982. Danger forces closure of Thorpe ruins. 21 October.
<S4>Monograph: Batcock, N. 1991. The Ruined and Disused Churches of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 51. Microfiche 5:G12. No 59; p 51.

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