Record Details

NHER Number:9996
Type of record:Building
Name:All Saints' Church, Wreningham


All Saints' Church is almost entirely Perpendicular in style and date, although the collapse of the upper stages of the west tower resulted in a thorough rebuilding and restoration in 1853. As a result the church gained a north transept which has an unusual cross roof. The earliest surviving work in the church is the lower stage of the tower, which dates to the 13th century, however a niche in the west face contains a stone monster which may be the remains of a symbol of the Evangelists from the original tower pinnacles. The roofs are largely 15th century, although they have been restored, and there are angel corbels in the chancel.


  • All Saints' Church in Wreningham  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TM 1633 9881
Map Sheet:TM19NE

Full description

All Saints' Church, Wreningham.

November 1959. Listed, Grade I.
Listing Description:
Parish church. Medieval and 1853. Flint with ashlar and some brick dressings. Plaintiled roofs. West tower; nave with north chapel of 1853 and south porch; chancel. Unbuttressed west tower with upper half rebuilt in 1853. Badly worn carving of griffon? in brick niche on west face. One three-light and one two-light Perpendicular windows to south side of nave with mouchettes below four-centred arches. Two similar two-light windows re-set in north chapel. Chancel with four two-light windows, probably restorations, and a three-light Y-traceried east window, probably 18th century. 15th-century repaired archbraced nave and chancel roofs with roll-moulded wall-plates and single rolls flanked by hollow chamfers to principal beams. Four carved corbels of angels carrying shields supporting the 2 trusses above the window openings in chancel. Chancel piscina with cusped head.
Information from (S1).
P. Watkins (HES), 19 February 2019.

Tower rebuilt and transepts (with unusual cross roof) made 1853. In a niche in the west face of the tower is a stone monster, perhaps a symbol of the evangelists from the original tower pinnacles.
E. Rose (NLA), 5 October 1998.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---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. p 790.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2010. Into the 'secret' garden. 3 July.
<S1>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1050651.

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