Record Details

NHER Number:9064
Type of record:Building
Name:St Margaret's Church, Great Breckles


St Margaret’s has a round tower of Saxon or Norman date, elaborated at the top with 16th century chequered brickwork. The remainder of the church was originally of medieval date with Perpendicular and Decorated windows, but the church underwent a thorough restoration in 1862. Inside, the interesting Norman font is badly cracked and the pretty screen is of 14th century date. An old medieval wayside cross base stands by the porch of the church, having formerly been situated in the churchyard.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 9584 9458
Map Sheet:TL99SE

Full description

Late Saxon (?) round tower. Remainder 14th/15th century. Norman font. Cross base.

1984. From yard: context 2.
One Middle Saxon pottery sherd and one late medieval/transitional pottery sherd from yard.
See report in file (S1).
E. Rose (NAU) 2 October 1984.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Late Saxon to 19th Century - 851 AD to 1900 AD)
  • CROSS (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Middle Saxon - 651 AD to 850 AD)
  • FONT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • ROOD SCREEN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • POT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WINDOW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TL9594 B-E,K,L.P-R.
---Article in Serial: Cozens-Hardy B. 1934. Norfolk Crosses. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXV Pt II pp 297-336. p 303.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1898. Hundred of Wayland. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol I. pp 84-89.
---Documentary Source: Martin, T. c. 1700-1799. Collections of Church Notes. Norfolk Records Office.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TL 99 SE 3 [3]; TL 99 SE 24 [2].
---Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1978. Building Report.. Building Report.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Illustration: Ladbrooke. [unknown].
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 214-215.
---Leaflet: Simon Cotton & Roy Tricker. Saint Margarets Church, Breccles..
---Leaflet: Notes for visitors to the Prish Church of Breckles, Norfolk..
---Leaflet: Cotton, S & Holbeach, H.. St Margaret's Church, Breccles (or Breckles).
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.

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