Record Details

NHER Number:6168
Type of record:Building
Name:All Saints' Church, Morston


A medieval and later parish church. The tower and nave date to the 12th and 13th centuries. The nave aisles and chancel were constructed during the early 14th century, with the porches added and alterations carried out in the 15th and 16th centuries. The tower was damaged by lightning in 1743 and the whole church was restored in the 19th century. Inside is the base of a painted rood screen of about 1480. A tomb to the Butter family in the graveyard was constructed in 1785.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0084 4382
Map Sheet:TG04SW

Full description

Basically Norman tower and nave, extended with aisles and chancel early 14th century. Porches and alterations 15th/16th century. Damaged by lightning 1743. Restored 19th century. Good painted screen base circa 1480 and royal arms. Listed grade I.
Butter tomb 1785, 'A Batty Langley Gothic Order', listed grade II.
See report (S1) and photographs (S2) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 22 September 1986.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • TOMB (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entries 1305616 and 1373691.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1902. Hundred of Holt. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol IX. pp 123-126.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 616-617.
---Unpublished Document: All Saints Church, Morston..
---Leaflet: Butler- Stoney, R. 1997. All Saints Church, Morston.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1986. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Photograph: CVZ 8 church, CVZ 9 tomb.

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