Record Details

NHER Number:8524
Type of record:Monument
Name:Ruins of St Peter's Church, North Burlingham


A medieval parish church, dating mainly from the 14th and 15th centuries, which is now in ruins. The church originally had a round tower, which collapsed in 1906, and was heavily restored in the late 19th century. The church was closed for services in 1935.


  • St Peter's Church, Burlingham.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 3684 1004
Map Sheet:TG31SE

Full description

St Peter's Church, North Burlingham.
In ruins.
Suggested as Late Saxon, but no work of this period is visible.
What remains is mostly Perpendicular, and the church was heavily restored in 1874 by the Burroughs family.
Round tower, with octagonal tope, collapsed in 1906.
Nave and chancel date to 15th century.
Formerly thatched.

Former fittings dispersed to various churches, including St Andrews, Burlingham, Blofield, Lingwood, and Earlham.

See (S1) and (S2) for more details.
E. Rose (NAU), 4 December 1989.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England.
---Map: Bryant, A.. 1826. Bryant's Map of Norfolk.
---Publication: Cotton. [unknown].
---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 421.
---Illustration: Ladbrooke. [unknown].
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: EPV 11-36.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rogerson, A.. 1977. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Monograph: Batcock, N. 1991. The Ruined and Disused Churches of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 51. Microfiche 5:G12. No 40; pp 51, 88-94.

Related records

MNO4262Related to: Church of St. Peter NORTH BURLINGHAM (Revoked)

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