Record Details

NHER Number:39340
Type of record:Building
Name:Our Lady Star of the Sea, Wells next the Sea


A red brick and stone church of 1928 in the Arts and Crafts style with pantile roofs. The building consists of an aisled nave, transepts and a chancel. It is a very fine example of a church of the period, and little altered.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 91602 43424
Map Sheet:TF94SW

Full description

April 2003. Listed, Grade II.
1928 by A.S.G. Butler in Arts and Crafts style, an unusual blend of vernacular and East Anglian Dutch and Cape Dutch.
Nave, aisles, transepts, chancel. East end is liturgically the west. Red brick and stone. Pantiled roofs. Windows imitate perpendicular style, but in aisles have hollow chamfered mullions. Transepts and chancel project only slightly. Interior semicircular arcades, east gallery, arch braced roof with kingposts and queen struts. Outside entrance are curving brick walls.
For full description see (S1), added in April 2003, which states it is an unusual, very fine and little altered example of a church of the period.
E. Rose (NLA), 20 May 2003.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Early 20th Century to 21st Century - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Pevsner, N. and Wilson, B. 1997. Norfolk 1: Norwich and North-East. The Buildings of England. 2nd Edition. p 711.
---Designation: English Heritage. 1990-2013. English Heritage Listing Notification. Notification. DNF14897.
<S1>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1450624.

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