Record Details

NHER Number:6855
Type of record:Building
Name:St Mary's Church, Antingham


A 14th century church, with 15th century and post medieval architectural features. It was restored in 1864, when the porch was added. The font dates to the 13th century. Graffiti in the nave south doorway includes shields with armorial bearings and possible travellers' crosses. During renovation work a 12th-century limestone coffin slab was found.


  • 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 3283
Map Sheet:TG23SE

Full description

December 1982.
All of about 1340, with some 15th century alterations (possibly trace of a 13th century window).
13th century font and brass of 1562, important.
E. Rose (NAU), 10 December 1982

Restoration of buttress on south side of nave.
12th century stone coffin slab found.
A. Rogerson 26 June 1998.

April 1993.
Church visited when tower under restoration.
E. Rose (NLA), 7 April 1993.

Tomb slabs in central walkway lifted and reset. Reported that they were laid on clean sand.
E. Rose (NLA), 1 October 2004.

October 2006. Watching brief. Contexts 1-4.
The previously disturbed remains of a human burial were encountered and an in-situ burial was also encountered and left undisturbed.
No other archaeological finds, features or deposits were present.
See report (S4) for further details. The results of this work are also summarised in (S5).
J. Allen (NLA), 6 March 2007.

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

Monument Types

  • BURIAL (Unknown date)
  • CHURCH (Medieval to 21st Century - 1066 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds

  • HUMAN REMAINS (Unknown date)
  • COFFIN (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • DOOR (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • FONT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • PISCINA (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • UNIDENTIFIED OBJECT (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • WINDOW (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
  • BRASS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WINDOW (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Designation: Historic England. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1373433.
---Monograph: Bryant, T. H. 1900. Hundred of North Erpingham. Vol V. pp 256-268.
---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. pp 360-361.
---Photograph: 1990. Photographs of St. Margaret's church, Church Lane, Antingham.. Colour, B&W.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Photograph: CUN 20; FZZ 1-2.
---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.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 1993. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S3>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 2004. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S4>Unpublished Contractor Report: Birks, C. 2006. Report on an Archaeological Watching Brief at St Mary's Church, Antingham, Norfolk. Chris Birks Archaeological Services. CB074R.
<S5>Article in Serial: Gurney, D. (ed.). 2007. Excavations and Surveys in Norfolk in 2006. Norfolk Archaeology. Vol XLV Pt II pp 261-273. p 261.
<S6>Leaflet: 1992. The Churches of Antingham.

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6830Parent of: Ruins of St Margaret's Church, Church Lane (Building)

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