Record Details

NHER Number:2181
Type of record:Building
Name:St Mary's Church, Barney


The nave probably dates to Saxo Norman nave period. Roman bricks have been used in the construction of this part of the church. The nave doorways date to the early 13th century and the chancel was extended later in the 13th century. The south chapel, nave windows, roof, buttresses and rood stair all date to around 1490. The tower is recorded as built early in the 16th century and the south porch is also probably of this date.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 9942 3277
Map Sheet:TF93SE

Full description

March 1959. Listed, Grade I.
Listing Description Excerpt:
"Parish church. Pre 1100 evidence in nave, c.1200 south door, c.1300 chancel, C15 overall. Flint with stone dressings, some conglomerate and Roman tiles as dressings in nave, traces of rendering. Roofs: nave slated, chancel and south transept black glazed pantiles."
Information from (S1).
Please consult the National Heritage List for England (S1) for the current details.
H. Mellor (HES), 26 June 2017. Amended by H. Hamilton (HES), 8 November 2019.

St Mary's.
Probable Saxo Norman nave and ?west end chancel. Conglomerate and ?Roman bricks in quoins and blocked doorway. Early 13th century nave doorways. Chancel extended later 13th century. South chapel, nave windows, very fine roof, buttresses and rood stair all about 1490. Tower recorded as built early 16th century, south porch probably of this date, demolished vestry. Poor 19th century repairs. Good medieval tombslab. Jacobean woodwork.
Listed grade I.
See (S2) and (S3) in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 24 June 1987.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Late Saxon to 21st Century - 851 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds

  • TILE (Roman - 43 AD to 409 AD)
  • COFFIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TF9932E,F.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1987. [Articles on the raising of the funds to complete restoration work at St Mary's Church, Barney].
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1898. Hundred of North Greenhoe. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol II. pp 65-69.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 377.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1152872.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1987. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S3>Photograph: EDG 25 to EDG 35 St Mary's Church, Barney..

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