Record Details

NHER Number:6716
Type of record:Building
Name:All Saints' Church, Thwaite


The nave is early Norman, with a 14th century door and windows and a 15th century south aisle. The round tower may be late 11th to 14th century in date and was refaced in 1896, when the nave and chancel roof was also replaced. A school house was added in 1835. The chancel was rebuilt in 1875.


  • Thwaite Church, Alby with Thwaite  © Norfolk County Council


Grid Reference:TG 1929 3339
Map Sheet:TG13SE

Full description

Round tower, possibly Saxo-Norman, postdating nave.
Nave windows 14th century. South aisle 15th century. South porch 17th century? Chancel 1875 with Sunday School of 1835 attached.
See brief notes in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 23 April 1990.

More detailed inspection suggests that the nave is early Norman; the relationship of the base of the round tower is unclear, but it was remodelled in about 1300. 14th century north nave door and window; aisle is probably all of 1440’s either retaining Decorated traits or reusing some windows. One 15th century north window. Sunday school added 1835, chancel mostly rebuilt 1875, roof replaced and tower refaced 1896. Base of rood screen. Some unusual pews. Very fine brass of donor of aisle.
See (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NLA), 17 February 2004.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Late Saxon to 19th Century - 851 AD to 1900 AD)
  • SCHOOL (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • FONT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (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)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1905. Hundred of South Erpingham. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol XIV. pp 378-383.
---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. p 697.
---Illustration: Ladbrooke. 1822. [unknown].
---Leaflet: Vyse, J.W.M.. 1980. The parish church of All Saints, Thwaite, Norfolk..
---Leaflet: The churches of the Erpingham Group of parishes: A short architectural guide..
---Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1977. NHER TG 1933F (NLA 50/AKB9) 28-JUL-1977.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1998. Mountain's towering achievement. 14 July.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 2004. Building Report.. Building Report.

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