Record Details

NHER Number:6924
Type of record:Building
Name:St Margaret's Church, Witton


The earliest surviving part of the building is a 12th century blocked doorway in the nave, which has largely 19th century windows. The chancel was rebuilt in 1857, and the whole church has been repeatedly modified so that an overall date is hard to give. The west tower has a lower 15th century stage and emerges at the roof-line as a polygonal bell-turret. Inside there is a 14th century octagonal font with multiple styles of tracery patterns, and a brass to Dame Juliana Anyell from around 1500, who was in the Order of the Vowesses.


  • St Maragaret's Church, Witton. Photograph from  © S. Knott


Grid Reference:TG 3309 3156
Map Sheet:TG33SW

Full description

Late Saxon windows, quoins, portion of round tower, rebuilt 19th century. Original chancel and aisle features early 14th century, also Perpendicular style window. But much restoration of 1875.
See detailed report (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 1980.

One medieval, one post medieval sherd from churchyard in [1] collection.
A. J. Lawson (NAU).
Listed (S2) grade I.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval to 21st Century - 1066 AD? to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds

  • WINDOW (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG 3331C,D,G,H,J,Q-V,Z,AA,AC,AD,AM,AT,ABC-ABE,ABG-ABH,ABM-ABN,ABP.
---Article in Serial: Lawson, A. J. 1983. The Archaeology of Witton, near North Walsham. East Anglian Archaeology. No 18.
---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1170243.
---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 726-727.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Late Saxon. Witton.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Slide: Various. Slide.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E. (NAU). 1980. Site report.

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