Record Details

NHER Number:7470
Type of record:Building
Name:St Michael's Church, Whitwell, Reepham


One of three churches in a single churchyard. The church contains conglomerate, but the oldest visible work is 14th century. The tower and porch are 15th century. The south transept, perhaps a chantry, dates to about 1500. There were Gothic additions in the early 19th century followed by a major late 19th century restoration. The church is now used as church hall and few fittings remain except the 17th century pulpit.


  • St Mary's and St Michael's Churches, Reepham.  © Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service


Grid Reference:TG 1011 2285
Map Sheet:TG12SW

Full description

One of three churches in one churchyard. Contains conglomerate but oldest visible work is 14th century. Tower and porch 15th century. South transept perhaps a chantry of about 1500. Gothic additions in early 19th century followed by major late 19th century restoration.
Now used as church hall, few fittings except 17th century pulpit.
See report (S1), architectural plans (S2) and correspondence (S3) in file. Listed (S4). See also (S6).
E. Rose (NLA), 21 December 2000.

December 1992. Watching Brief.
Monitoring of excavation of drainage trench around west end of church.
No articulated burials observed and no finds recovered.
See report in file for further details.
P. Watkins (HES), 20 February 2017.

March 2010.
Planning permission being sought to install a new kitchen, a new staircase and an extended mezzanine floor.
See (S5) for further details.
H. White (NLA), 13 April 2010.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds

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

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Aerial Photograph: TG1022 A-C,D,E.
---Article in Serial: Walters, H. B. 1939. Inventories of Norfolk Church Goods (1352), II. Norfolk Archaeology. vol XXVII Pt I pp 97-144. p 98.
---Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1995. TG 1022F - K.
---Documentary Source: Martin, T. c. 1700-1799. Collections of Church Notes. Norfolk Records Office. 1719.
---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 645.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1994. [Illustration of St Mary's and St Michael's Church]. 27 June.
<S1>Unpublished Document: Rose, E.. 2000. Building Report.. Building Report.
<S2>Illustration: Various. Various. Architectural plans.
<S3>Correspondence: Various.
<S4>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1306488.
<S5>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2010-2011. [Articles on the renovation at St Michael's Church, Whitwell, Reepham].
<S6>Unpublished Document: 2012. DAC Summer Tour Programme 2012: Salle; SS Peter and Paul, Reepham; St Mary, Whitwell; St Michael and All Angels, Wood Dalling; St Andrew, Thurning; St Andrew, Guestwick; St Peter.

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