Record Details

NHER Number:8862
Type of record:Building
Name:St George's Church, Hardingham


A medieval parish church dating mainly to the 13th century. The church has a late 13th or 14th century octagonal font and a double piscina and sedilia. During building work in December 2011 recovered two and a half ceramic floor tiles: one depicting a bearded bust in high relief and the other an eagle.


  • Medieval floor tiles from NHER 8862  © Norfolk County Council
  • Medieval tile from NHER 8862  © Norfolk County Council


Grid Reference:TG 0353 0513
Map Sheet:TG00NW

Full description

8 Tombstones listed each grade II.
Church Listed Grade I.
E. Rose (NAU)

May 1960. Listed, Grade I.
Flint with ashlar and some brick dressings.
Aisleless nave with a tower porch to south side and a north chapel; chancel with vestry to north.
13th century tower.
13th century double piscinae in chancel and adjacent double sedilia
Nave piscina to south and a heart tomb recess adjacent.
Stair turret entrance has a 15th century door with blind tracery and cover strips.
Late 13th or 14th century octagonal font with trefoil arches on engaged colonnettes with Corinthianesque capitals.
Information from (S1).
S. Spooner (NLA) 30 January 2006.

1970s or 80s. Alan Carter Norwich Survey.
See (S2), which includes (S3).
T.E. Miller (NLA), 19 April 2006.

June 2011. Watching Brief. [1].
31 medieval ceramic floor tile fragments recovered from spoil heaps after work on the north side of the nave.
3 tiles depict an eagle.
5 tiles depict a grotesque bearded bust of stylised lion.
13 tiles are of plain East Anglian style.
10 tiles are of plain Flemish style.
Information from PAS import.
Details from report awaited.
P. Watkins (HES), 6 February 2017. Amended by E. McDonald (HES), 3 March 2020.

December 2011. Casual find during building work.
Two medieval relief-decorated floor tiles (S4) and a cut half of a relief-decorated floor tile (S5).
See lists in file.
A. Rogerson (HES), 3 February 2012.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

  • FLOOR TILE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FLOOR TILE (Medieval - 1280 AD to 1500 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building
  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG0305A-F.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 379-380.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2010. A round in Garvestone. 7 August.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1342569.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Carter, A.. Building Survey.
<S3>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
<S4>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2012. Drawing of two clay medieval relief-decorated floor tiles. Find Illustration. Film. 1:1.
<S5>Illustration: Gibbons, J.. 2012. Drawing of a cut half of a clay medieval relief-decorated floor tile. Find Illustration. Film. 1:1.

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