Record Details

NHER Number:55921
Type of record:Building
Name:St Felix' Church, Babingley


14th century parish church, now in ruins and roofless. This church is associated with the deserted settlement of Babingley (NHER 3257).

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6663 2610
Map Sheet:TF62NE

Full description

Previously recorded under NHER 3257.

August 1960. Listed, Grade I.
Listing Description Excerpt:
"14th century parish church, now in ruins and roofless. Carstone and Sandringham sandstone with limestone dressings."
See (S1) for further information.
Please consult the National Heritage List for England (S1) for the current listing details.
Amended by J. Cullis (HES), 21 January 2020.

This church is associated with the deserted settlement of Babingley (NHER 3257).
The monument includes standing and buried remains of St Felix's Church and the churchyard around it. The standing remains of the church, which are Listed Grade I include a west tower, the nave with a south aisle and adjoining porch, and the chancel. With the exception of the porch, these are now roofless, but the tower and many parts of the walls still stand to full height. Originally there was also an aisle on the north side of the nave, and although this has been demolished and is no longer visible, buried remains will survive. The earliest datable architectural features belong to the first half of the 14th century, although the building is thought to incorporate elements of an older structure and the dedication to St Felix suggests the possibility of a pre-Conquest church on or near the site.
See Scheduling for further information.
A. Cattermole (HES), 8 August 2011.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH? (Late Saxon to Medieval - 900 AD? to 1300 AD?)
  • CHURCH (Medieval to 21st Century - 1300 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Scheduled Monument

Sources and further reading

---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF332.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TF 62 NE 1 [6].
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 190.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1997. [Article and letters to the editor on St Felix' Church, Babingley]. 24 September.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Scheduling Notification. Notification. DNF332.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1994? -2011?. English Heritage Digital Designation Record. Record. DNF332.
<S1>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1168733.

Related records

3257Related to: Babingley deserted medieval settlement and multi-period finds (Monument)
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