Record Details

NHER Number:8958
Type of record:Building
Name:St Martin's Church, Thompson


The nave of this church was built around 1300, the chancel and tower slightly later around 1340, though the later were both altered in the 15th century. The style of the chancel is firmly Deocrated, and there is a good piscina and sedilia with ogee arches. The scissor-braced roof of fourty trusses was restored in 1974 but is very good, and the chancel roof is throught to date to 1648. Inside there is much surviving woodwork of interest, as well as some fragmentary wallpaintings from the 14th century.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 9298 9694
Map Sheet:TL99NW

Full description

Nave built around 1300, chancel and tower built around 1340 (altered 15th century) porch 14th century, collegiate chapel 15th century. Good furnishings and bellframe. Church largely un-Victorianised - fair condition.
See report (S1) and plan of bellframe in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 21 July 1982.

Plan, elevations and sections by Herbert J. Green (1891), in file.
Originals in NCM.
Compiled by D. Gurney (NLA), 18 February 1997.

Monument Types

  • CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Medieval to 21st Century - 1300 AD? to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COFFIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FONT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOD SCREEN (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)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TL9396A, B.
---Article in Serial: Cozens-Hardy B. 1934. Norfolk Crosses. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXV Pt II pp 297-336. p 326.
---Article in Serial: Fawcett, R. 1980. A Group of Churches by the Architect of Great Walsingham. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXVII Pt III pp 292-294. pp 282-283.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1898. Hundred of Wayland. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol I. pp 1-7.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TL 99 NW 1b.
---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 722-723.
---Leaflet: St. Martin Church, Thompson..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1982. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Publication: Cotton, S.. [unknown].

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