Record Details

NHER Number:6111
Type of record:Building
Name:St Nicholas' Church, Gasthorpe


These are the standing ruins of a medieval church which fell into disuse in the 17th century after its village was abandoned. The remains consists of a nave of about 1100, a 13th century chancel and a 15th or 16th century tower.

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Grid Reference:TL 9821 8119
Map Sheet:TL98SE

Full description

July 1958. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description:
Remains of parish church. 15th century. Flint with ashlar dressings. West tower, nave and chancel. Three stage tower of which west, north and south walls survive. Cusped west window and two-light belfry windows. Fragments of north wall of nave and east end remain.
Information from (S1).

?Norman, 14th and 15th century, now ruined. 2nd century coin found nearby. See report (S2) in file.
E. Rose (NAU).

Appropriate section from reference (S3) in file.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COIN (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • FONT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF2300.
---Documentary Source: Martin, T. c. 1700-1799. Collections of Church Notes. Norfolk Records Office.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TL 98 SE 4 [2]; TL 98 SE 17.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 351.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Roman. Riddlesworth.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Riddlesworth.
---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 1077394.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Rose, E. (NAU). 1979. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S3>Monograph: Batcock, N. 1991. The Ruined and Disused Churches of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 51. Microfiche 5:G12. No 73; p 52.

Related records

MNO4825Related to: Church of St. Nicholas Gasthorpe RIDDLESWORTH (Revoked)

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