Record Details

NHER Number:571
Type of record:Building
Name:St Mary the Less Church, Queen Street, Norwich


A former parish church, now a store. It dates to the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries, and is built of flint with stone and brick dressings, consisting of a west tower, nave and chancel and a south porch. The church has been built up against on the east, south and west sides. It is listed Grade I.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2330 0874
Map Sheet:TG20NW

Full description

St Mary the Less Church, Queen Street.

'Cloth exchange 1564. Hall for sale of worstead yarn 1623.
For use of Walloon Company 1637.
Used by Sweden borgians mid 19th century'.
R.R. Clarke (NCM).

'The church is leased to the Catholic Apostolic Church'. Norwich Record Society (1880s).

1954. Listed Grade I.
Listing Description Excerpt:
"Former parish church now store. 13th, 14th and 15th century. Flint with stone and brick dressings. Roof not visible. West tower, nave and chancel. South porch. The church has been built up against on the east, south and west sides. Three-stage tower with diagonal buttresses on west face."
Information from (S1).
Please consult the National Heritage List for England (S1) for the current details.
P. Watkins (HES), 12 December 2017. Amended H. Hamilton (HES), 8 November 2019.

1970s or 1980s. Building Survey.
Examined as part of Norwich Survey.
See draft report (S2) for further details.
P. Watkins (HES), 14 December 2017.

July 2008.
Added to the English Heritage buildings at risk register.
See (S3) for further details,
H. White, (NLA), 13 April 2010

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Batcock, N. 1991. The Ruined and Disused Churches of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 51. Microfiche 5:G12. No N31; p 175.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 20 NW 234.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 245.
---Unpublished Document: Cattermole, P. 1985. Some Norwich Churches as seen in the Obedientiary Rolls of Norwich Cathedral Priory, 1276-1536.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Norwich - Post Roman.
---Photograph: [Unknown]. 1984. Photographs of St Mary the Less Church, Norwich.
---Illustration: [Unknown]. [Unknown]. Plan of St Mary the Less Church, Norwich.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1051918.
<S2>Unpublished Report: [Unknown]. [unknown]. St Mary the Less [draft report]. Building Report.
<S3>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2008. Several newcomers to heritage at risk register. 10 July.

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