Record Details

NHER Number:10438
Type of record:Find Spot
Name:Medieval figurine of St Paul


A figurine of St Paul, made of alabaster, and probably dating to the 15th century. The figurine was discovered hidden within the chimney of a cottage, and was probably once part of a plaque depicting St Peter and St Paul, to whom the parish church of Bergh Apton is dedicated.


  • 15th century alabaster figurine of St Paul from Bergh Apton  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TM 312 996
Map Sheet:TM39NW

Full description

Alabaster figure of St Paul, 15th century, found in a cottage in Gravel Pit Lane. Probably once a pair of St Peter and St Paul from a plaque, nearby church dedicated to St Peter and St Paul.
The figure may have been hidden in the cottage during the Reformation.
See file for draft version of report (S1) subsequently published in Norfolk Archaeology (S2).

Monument Types

  • FINDSPOT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • FIGURINE (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Bergh Apton.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Cheetham, F.W.. 1969. A Medieval English Alabaster Figure of St Paul.
<S2>Article in Serial: Cheetham, F.W. 1970. A Medieval English Alabaster Figure of St. Paul. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XXXV Pt I pp 143-144.

Related records - none

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