Record Details

NHER Number:6830
Type of record:Building
Name:Ruins of St Margaret's Church, Church Lane


The ruins of St Margaret's Church. The nave dates to around 1100, with some possible Late Saxon elements. The tower dates to the 14th century and the chancel to the 14th and 15th centuries. The church was abandoned in the late 17th century and is located in the same churchyard as St. Mary's church (NHER 6855).


  • St Mary's and St Margaret's Churches, Antingham  © Norfolk County Council
  • St Margaret's Church, Antingham.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service
  • St Mary's Church, Antingham.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 2526 3279
Map Sheet:TG23SE

Full description

Ruins. Late Saxon nave quoins etcetera. 14th century tower. Rest featureless.
Used as rubbish dump.
E. Rose, 10 December 1982.

Newspaper cutting (S2) in file.
Appropriate section from (S3) in file. Listed (S4). Correspondence (S5) in file.

In same churchyard as church of St Mary. Nave dates to about 1100, the tower is 14th century, the chancel dates to 14th and 15th centuries. Abandoned in the late 17th century. Information from (S2).
D. Robertson (NLA), 15 July 2005.

(S6) contains a loose inserted copy of the detail of the memorial brass to Richard Calthorpe.
A. Yardy (HES), 28 October 2011.

Monument Types

  • CHURCH (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • CHURCH (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Associated Finds

  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Late Saxon - 851 AD to 1065 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Designation: [unknown]. Ancient Monuments Form. SAM Record. DNF6889.
---Record Card: Ordnance Survey Staff. 1933-1979?. Ordnance Survey Record Cards. TG 23 SE 1 [3].
---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 360.
---Photograph: 1990. Photographs of St. Margaret's church, Church Lane, Antingham.. Colour, B&W.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Medieval. Antingham.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Collection: Norfolk Historic Environment Record Staff. 1975-[2000]. HER Record Notes. Norfolk Historic Environment Service.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1982. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1993. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1985. 'Dangerous' tower faces demolition. 14 November.
<S3>Monograph: Batcock, N. 1991. The Ruined and Disused Churches of Norfolk. East Anglian Archaeology. No 51. Microfiche 5:G12. No 65; p 52.
<S4>Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1305301.
<S5>Correspondence: Harbord, R.. 1996. Letter to D. Gurney. 12 March.
<S6>Leaflet: 1992. The Churches of Antingham.

Related records

6855Part of: St Mary's Church, Antingham (Building)
MNO6100Related to: Church of St. Margaret Church Lane ANTINGHAM (Revoked)

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