Record Details

NHER Number:5743
Type of record:Building
Name:All Saints' Church, Croxton


A church consisting of a round west tower, nave, chancel, south aisle, south porch and north organ chamber. The tower and priest's door are late 12th century. Most of the rest is from about 1300 , though the east window dates to about 1340. In the late 15th or early 16th centuries the nave was reroofed with a clerestory and a new north window was added. Reduction took place in the 18th century, followed by restoration in the 19th. Inside, the nave has a fine hammerbeam roof, the font is 15th century, and there is a remarkable World War One memorial in the form of a triptych.


  • All Saints' Church, Croxton  © Norfolk County Council


Grid Reference:TL 8736 8662
Map Sheet:TL88NE

Full description

Round tower probably late 12th century as is priest's doorway. Mostly about 1300, but east window is about 1340. Clerestory and nave roof about 1500. Aisle demolished in 18th century and rebuilt at time of 19th century restoration.
Very fine triptych war memorial.
Documentary accounts of a cross base, Norman font and possible chapel.
(S5) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 5 October 2002.

Monument Types

  • FONT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • CHAPEL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Article in Serial: Cozens-Hardy B. 1934. Norfolk Crosses. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXV Pt II pp 297-336. p 306.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2011. Grants given to 18 county churches. 17 February.
---Photograph: All Saints Church, The Street, Croxton. Print.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 277.
<S2>Publication: Cautley. [unknown].
<S3>Serial: 1826. Excursions through Norfolk.
<S4>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1976. Lightning starts spire fire. 4 May.
<S5>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 2002. Building Report.. Building Report.

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