Record Details

NHER Number:568
Type of record:Building
Name:St Margaret's Church, Westwick, Norwich


This former parish church is now redundant and used as gymnasium. It dates to the 14th and 15th century and has a west tower, nave and chancel with south aisle as well as north and south porches. It is made from flint with stone and brick dressings and has a slate roof.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 22656 08812
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

St Margaret's Church, Westwick.

'Of over Westwick' - R. R. Clarke (NCM).

February 1954. Listed, Grade I.
Listing Description excerpt:
"Former parish church, now redundant and used as gymnasium. 14th century and 15th century. Flint with stone and brick dressings. Slate roof. West tower. Nave and chancel with south aisle. North and south porches. Rood-stair turret on north side. 19th-century vestry north of chancel. Four-stage tower with diagonal buttresses to first three stages."
Information from (S1).
Please consult the National Heritage List for England (S1) for the current details.
Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 16 January 2018. Amended H. Hamilton (HES), 8 November 2019.

1970s or 1980s. Building Survey.
Church examined as part of Norwich Survey.
See draft report (S2) for further details.
P. Watkins (HES), 16 January 2018.

Architects plans 1993 and 1994 for proposed conversions in file (S3).

According to (S4) a crucifix on the exterior of the building was recovered from the river after falling off a house at St Miles Bridge, and was originally part of the building materials brought from St Benets Abbey to be used in the Dukes Palace.
E. Rose (NLA) 12 September 1994.

According to (S5) states the porch is by the Wiveton Mason.
E. Rose (NLA) 22 December 2000.

A palimpsest brass to an unknown civilian of the London 'A' school is noted in (S6).
E. Rose (NLA) 5 February 2001.

October 2005.
Perpendicular window found in porch sealed by the aisle, indicating that the latter postdates the porch.
See (S7)
E. Rose (NLA) 22 November 2005.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval to 21st Century - 1300 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Publication: [Unknown]. [unknown]. Palimpsests Behind 'Norfolk' Brasses (N).
---Monograph: Batcock, N. 1991. The Ruined and Disused Churches of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 51. Microfiche 5:G12. No N25; p 175.
---Article in Serial: Fawcett, R.. 1982. St Mary Wiveton.. Antiq Journal. Vol LXII. p 43.
---Publication: Cox, J. C. 1911. Country Churches: Norfolk. Vol II. p 182.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 242-243.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Post Roman.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1051898.
<S2>Unpublished Report: [Unknown]. 1984. St Margaret Westwick [draft report]. Building Report.
<S3>Drawing: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
<S4>Monograph: Mee, A.. 1947. Norfolk: Green pastures and still waters. The King's England.
<S5>Publication: Messent, C. J. W. 1932. The City Churches of Norwich. p 51.
<S6>Article in Serial: Badham, S.. 2000. Monumental Brasses and the Black Death.. Antiquaries Journal. Vol 80. p 237.
<S7>*Verbal Communication: Carus, C.. 2005. [unknown].

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