Record Details

NHER Number:8556
Type of record:Building
Name:St George's Church, Rollesby


A medieval parish church dating mainly to the 14th century but with the base of a 12th century round tower. The church has a good example of a cusped south doorway, and includes a number of 19th century alterations. Inside there is a chest tomb to Rose Claxton, who died in 1601, with a reclining effigy in Elizabethan dress, and a wall memorial to the Mapes family of Rollesby Hall, dated 1619.


  • The 14th century south door at St George's Church, Rollesby  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 4462 1575
Map Sheet:TG41NW

Full description

Round and polygonal tower. Font of 13th century but church seems to be mostly early 14th century with some 15th century insertions. Major 19th century restoration. Some tombs of importance.
See (S1) and (S2) in file.
E. Rose (NLA) 20 November 1990.

Organ restored in 2006.
See (S3) for further information.
A. Cattermole (NLA), 5 September 2006.

2012. Watching Brief.
Details to come.
A. Cattermole (HES), 27 July 2015.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PARISH CHURCH (Medieval to 21st Century - 1066 AD to 2100 AD)
  • ROUND TOWERED CHURCH (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CHEST TOMB (1601, Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WALL MONUMENT (1619, Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FONT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • Xbell frame (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG4415A, B.
---Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1152526.
---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 648-649.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1899. Hundreds of East and West Flegg. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol IV. pp 97-103.
---Unpublished Document: Halfacre, E.. 1997. Norwich Diocesan Advisory Committee: Report on a Visit to a Parish. 18 September.
---Leaflet: A short history of and guide to - Saint George's Church, Rollesby.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1990. Building Report. Building Report.
<S2>Photograph: FNA 12a-13a.
<S3>Newspaper Article: 2006. Eastern Daily Press. 5 September. p 14.

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