Record Details

NHER Number:7584
Type of record:Building
Name:St Michael's Church, Swanton Abbott


St Michael's church has a 14th century west tower, with perpendicular and decorated style belfry windows. There is a perpendicular style south porch and nave windows, as well as a perpendicular chancel and east window. The arch-braced roof was heavily restored in 1953, and is thought to have been replaced in the 1970s. Inside is a screen with panels dating to 1433 to 1477, donated by a rector called Stephen Multon, and an iron plated south door of the 13th century. In a north nave window is a 15th century stained glass angel.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 2658 2625
Map Sheet:TG22NE

Full description

Basically Decorated style with some Perpendicular style windows and chancel.
Stone coffin slab and some medieval woodwork.
See brief notes in file.
Compiled by E. Rose (NLA), 29 Janaury 1990.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG2626A, B.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1905. Hundred of South Erpingham. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol XIV. pp 371-377.
---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 686-687.
---Illustration: Ladbrooke. [unknown].
---Monograph: Hart, S.. 2010. Medieval Church Window Tracery in England. p 119.
---Leaflet: Saint Micheal's Church, Swanton Abbot..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.

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