Record Details

NHER Number:4717
Type of record:Building
Name:All Saints' Church, South Pickenham


All Saints' Church is a small but attractive church sitting just inside the Hall park. It has a round tower which originally had a round Norman painted arch through to the nave, which has since been reduced. The body of the church dates to around 1300, with a 14th century octagonal crown on the top of the round tower.

Inside, there remains a 14th century octagonal font, and early 18th century pulpit, as well as a 14th century painting of St Christopher on the south wall which is an unsual feature in Norfolk. The church also contains the gorgeous 19th century organ built by Augustus Pugin for the church of West Tofts. That church now stands within a British Army battle training area, but the organ has been saved and now sits below the unusual roof, with whimsical braces of 1907.

Pottery sherds from the Late Saxon and medieval period have been recovered from this area, and a Late Saxon coin has also been found in the churchyard.


  • All Saints' Church, South Pickenham. Photograph from  © S. Knott


Grid Reference:TF 8568 0416
Map Sheet:TF80SE

Full description

Round tower; remainder of church around 1300 and 14th/15th century, repaired 1604 and 1907.
Medieval sherds found in yard. Now in NCM. [1]
See report in file (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 15 August 1983.

Further finds of Early Saxon or prehistoric sherd and medieval sherds.
See List.
E. Rose (NAU), 2 October 1984.

Listed grade I (S2).
E. Rose (NAU).

Pre 1994.
Late Saxon coin from churchyard.
Form in secondary file.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Late Saxon to 19th Century - 851 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Late Prehistoric - 4000 BC to 42 AD)
  • POT (Early Saxon - 411 AD to 650 AD)
  • COIN (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • COFFIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FONT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF8504 V.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Illustration: Ladbrooke. [unknown].
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 665.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1903. Hundred of South Greenhoe. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol XII. pp 219-226.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1983. Building Report.
<S2>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
<S3>Serial: 1819. Excursions through Norfolk. Vol II.

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