Record Details

NHER Number:1292
Type of record:Building
Name:Church of St Edmund, Hunstanton


A 19th century and later church. It was built between 1865 and 1869 in a medieval style, with a nave, chancel and south aisle. The north aisle may have been added in 1879 and a south porch was constructed around 1914. There are marble pilasters on the west wall and stained glass windows by Kempe (made in 1890) and Comper (made in 1912).

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Grid Reference:TF 6745 4107
Map Sheet:TF64SE

Full description

April 1981. Field Observation.
Church of St Edmund, Hunstanton.
Built 1865 by Preedy, the North aisle being of 1897, according to Pevsner (S1). Stained glass by Kempe 1890 and Comper 1912.
The aisle however does not look newer than the nave and must be part of the original plan. South aisle, nave and chancel also; no tower, bell in angle of chancel and nave. Gothic revival imitating Early English. Flint with bands of carstone; marble pilasters on west wall exterior.
Information from (S4)
See Pevsner (S1) for further details.
Visited by E. Rose (NAU), 01 April 1981.

September 1984. Listed, Grade II.
Listing Description excerpt:
"Parish church of New Hunstanton built in 1865-1869, with north aisle of 1879, by Frederick Preedy, architect of Worcester, for his cousin Henry Le Strange of Hunstanton Hall, at a cost of £3,700."
Information from (S3).
Please consult the National Heritage List for England (S3) for the current listing details.
P. Beers (HES), 10 June 2020.

NGR corrected from original TF 6846 4108.
M. Horlock (NLA), 17 December 2002.

(S2) states built 1865 to 1869, north aisle 1879. South porch flint, addition of about 1914.
For further information see listed description.
D. Robertson (NLA), 20 April 2006.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • DOOR (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WINDOW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Unpublished Document: Taigel, A. 1998. Norfolk Gardens Trust: Town Gardens Survey - Volume 3.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, B. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 439, 442.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2011. The day a boy king landed in Norfolk. 29 June.
<S1>Monograph: Pevsner, N. 1962. North-West and South Norfolk. The Buildings of England. 1st Edition. pp 213-214.
<S3>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1077950.
<S4>Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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