Record Details

NHER Number:6721
Type of record:Building
Name:St Margaret's Church, Calthorpe, Erpingham


A medieval parish church, which contains some Norman evidence, suggesting the presence of an earlier church on this site. The church dates mainly from the 13th and 15th centuries, with some 19th century restoration. The church contains an octagonal font with lions around the base, and medieval wall paintings of consecration crosses.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 1813 3175
Map Sheet:TG13SE

Full description

Norman west quoins of nave.
Chancel and tower 13th century with early brickwork.
Perpendicular remodelling of nave.
Octagonal font with tracery panels and lions around the base.
Some wallpaintings of consecration crosses and 17th century furnishings, including a slab to a woman from the Springall family, which bears a skull motif.
See (S1) and (S2).
E. Rose (NLA) 20 May 1991.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COFFIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FONT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WALL PAINTING (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)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1905. Hundred of South Erpingham. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol XIV. pp 147-156.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1995. TG 1731J - L.
---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 427.
---Publication: Butler-Stoney, R.. The Church of Our Lady and St Margaret, Calthorpe.
---Leaflet: Gray, P.. 1978. An architectural guide to the churches of St Mary Erpingham and Our Lady and St Margaret Calthorpe, Norfolk..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: BPE19A, EPU 23-30.
---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 1049900.
<S2>Unpublished Document: E. Rose. 1991. Building Report.. Building Report.

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