Record Details

NHER Number:10040
Type of record:Building
Name:St Michael's Church, Bunwell


This late 15th century church is Perpendicular in style throughout. The western tower, built between 1499 and 1508, has chequerboard flushwork decoration on the buttresses and there is an unusual southern porch that appears to have been intended to have two storeys. The nave is remarkably wide and along with the chancel has large Perpendicular windows. Consideration renovation was carried out in 1890. Excavations in the churchyard have recovered medieval pottery.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TM 1256 9276
Map Sheet:TM19SW

Full description

Bequest to tower 1505 - informant [1].

Pre 1988. From churchyard.
Frill decorated rim sherd, Early medieval (Context 2).
W. F. Milligan (NCM), 7 March 1988.

St Michael's Church.
All Perpendicular western tower with chequerboard flushwork decoration on the buttresses. Construction for the tower started in 1499 and ended in 1508. The south porch has flushwork panelling all around and looks as if intended to rise to second storey. The nave as well as the chancel have large perpendicular windows. The nave is remarkably wide. Restoration in 1890.
See (S1).
M. Dennis (NLA), 22 August 2005.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval to 19th Century - 1066 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • POT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TM 1292A,B.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Leaflet: Parish Newsletter Carleton Rode, Bunwell, Tibenham.
<S1>Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 225.

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