Record Details

NHER Number:2983
Type of record:Building
Name:St Andrew's Church, Deopham


This mainly 14th century church has a very impressive four stage tower. There are traces of an earlier Norman church, such as the head corbels either side of the western door, and other architectural fragments. In the 13th century the tower was added to this Norman structure, and the nave and aisles were built in the early 14th century. The chancel was added in the late 14th century. The 13th century tower was encapsulated in the four stage structure in the late 15th or early 16th century. The tower window arrangement and bell frame are especially interesting.


  • The impressive 13th and 15th century tower of St Andrew's Church, Deopham  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 0499 0047
Map Sheet:TG00SW

Full description

Norman head corbels and other reused stone. Tower 13th century recased in late 15th/early 16th century. Nave and aisles early 14th century, chancel windows late 14th century, nave roof, clerestory, some windows 15th/16th century, south porch 16th century. Interesting bell frame and screen traces. Especially notable for tower window arrangement and bell frame.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU), 7 July 1988.

March 2009.
Church awarded £71,000 for essential maintenance work
see (S2) in file
H. White (NLA), 4 March 2009

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • CHURCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds

  • COFFIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG0400A-C.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1905. Hundred of Forehoe. The Churches of Norfolk. Vol XVII. pp 89-98.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2009. Historic churches awarded millions of pounds for essential maintenance work. 4 March.
---Monograph: Pevsner, N and Wilson, W. 1999. Norfolk 2: North-West and South. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. pp 281-282.
---Leaflet: Saint Andrew's Church, Deopham..
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1997. Appeal for more work to church. October.
---Photograph: EGM 2-8.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. Building Report.. Building Report.

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